God, who needs nothing, loves into existence wholly superfluous creatures in order that He may love and perfect them. He creates the universe, already foreseeing – or should we say “seeing”? there are no tenses in God – the buzzing cloud of flies about the cross, the flayed back pressed against the uneven stake, the nails driven through the mesial nerves, the repeated incipient suffocation as the body droops, the repeated torture of back and arms as it is time after time, for breath’s sake, hitched up. If I may dare the biological image, God is a “host” who deliberately creates His own parasites; causes us to be that we may exploit and “take advantage of” Him. Herein is love. This is the diagram of Love Himself, the inventor of all loves.
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
God has blessed Regents Academy with gifted, talented, devoted teachers who love the Lord and love to teach. One of my favorite things in the world is to encourage and bless them.
As we begin a new year, I was able to schedule some beginning-of-the-year encouragement and instruction for our teachers by a wonderfully gifted Christian classical educator, Wes Callihan. Mr. Callihan spent the day last Friday with our teachers, sharing his own journey as a student and teacher and encouraging us to be lifelong learners ourselves.
It was a rich and refreshing day, and we appreciate Mr. Callihan’s willingness to join us. You can find out more about Mr. Callihan at his website, Schola Classical Tutorials.
Good things are to come this year!
A few weeks ago our beloved Office Manager, Jennifer DeKerlegand, let us know that she would not be able to continue in her full-time position. I am very glad to report that Jennifer will remain on our staff in a part-time role as Business Manager.
I am also happy to report that Regents now has a new member of the staff who will take over Jennifer’s former full-time role in the front office. Mrs. Debbie Moore is our new School Secretary, and though she is new to this position, she is not new to our school. Debbie and her husband Randy, along with their children Mandy and Robert, joined the school family last year. Debbie is a veteran of many positions in education and educational administration, and now she adds School Secretary to that long list.
We are very thankful for new presence in the school office. I know you will find her very helpful and enjoyable to work with this year.
Welcome aboard, Debbie!