We are delighted to have Holly Arnesen teaching biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and AP Biology. Holly is also serving as our Greenhouse Coordinator in its inaugural year. Holly has created a shared calendar and is working with all the teachers in grades K4-8 to enable all of our students to have a hands-on experience planting and growing a variety of plants in the greenhouse.Holly will be an integral part of new our STEM Scholars Program when it begins in the fall.
Holly grew up in a Christian home in Princeton, NJ. She attended public school K-12 and then went on to Liberty University to study education. Holly did her student teaching in a public school in Virginia. After graduating with her master’s from Liberty, Holly moved home to NJ and worked in the public school system at a Charter School. We are so glad that Miss Arnesen is now part of the TCS faculty.
Learn more about what led Miss Arnesen to be a teacher and come to Timothy and how she is preparing her students for their future.
What/Who inspired you to take up teaching?
My Dad. My dad was a meteorology professor at Rutgers University. I loved when I would get to go to school with him and sit in on his classes.
Why did you choose to teach at TCS?
I like the mission statement at Timothy. I like that Timothy values the same things I do and are important to me to teach. I have taught in the public schools where I was not free to share my faith. I was excited to come to TCS and teach in a place where not only can I share my faith, but that sharing my faith is an integral part of the way all the staff teaches at Timothy.
How are you integrating faith and learning as you teach and preparing your students for life beyond TCS?
Faith is part of the curriculum. We use a Bob Jones textbook and are always learning about science through a biblical worldview. We do discuss evolution and other secular viewpoints so that our students are well informed about what many in the world believe. Our students need to be able to ask and answer questions and make their faith their own. Once they do that, they will be prepared to defend their faith as they have conversations in college and the workplace. My heart is to equip my students to ‘be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.’ Matthew 10:16
Anything you would like to share about your experience at TCS thus far?
This is the best teaching experience I have had. Timothy is a special place. Many alumni have returned to teach which is a testimony to the great experience they have had and their desire to have that continue for the next generation.