Jennie Grine

 

What inspired you to become an educator, and what keeps you inspired?

I think what inspired me to become an educator was the time I spent teaching both Sunday School and Vacation Bible School when I was in High School. I think those experiences showed me my passion and I now see it as my calling in life.

What keeps me inspired as an educator is the enjoyment of my job, the feeling that I am fulfilling my calling in life. It is very rewarding knowing that I am serving the needs of children and families in my community.

 

If you could summarize your teaching philosophy, what would it be?

I believe the philosophy of education is to produce productive, active citizens.

What skills do you feel are most important for your students to develop, to prepare them for life beyond Friends School?

Skills the students need to become productive, active citizens: literate, life long learners, able to work with others, altruistic (desire to help others)

Tell us about your hobbies and philanthropic interests?

Philanthropic interests: I am co-owner of a commercial cleaning company. It is our goal to use a portion of the profit  to help start churches in North America and also help fund pastors/leaders. 

Hobbies: I love to read, study history, travel to historical places, as well as watch movies and mysteries.