Fr. Nikolaj & I have five children, all of whom attend and thoroughly enjoy Church School and the other educational programs in our parish. I have a degree in Elementary Education and have enjoyed using it in Orthodox settings especially. Previously I was the Head Teacher of St. Sava Academy’s Preschool for the duration of two school years before becoming a stay-at-home mom upon having our fifth baby.
Having small children of my own at the moment, I realize on a daily basis how important it is to instill the proper values and principles of faith into their tiny hearts from the very beginning. It is an honor and blessing to have even 45 minutes once a week with our youngest church school students and watch them blossom in their faith and soak it in. My goal is to keep the education for the little ones as hands-on as possible and have constant repetition and review so that the information taught really digs deep into their souls and hearts and begins the scaffold of their Orthodox foundation.