We are excited to welcome Sharon Chen to TCS this year! Mrs. Chen has her master’s degree in mass communications from the University of South Carolina and ten years teaching experience. She is teaching first grade and has two sons here at Timothy in 7th and 9th grade. We are so blessed to have Mrs. Chen and her family join the TCS family! Let’s hear from Mrs. Chen about what she loves about teaching at TCS!

What/Who inspired you to take up teaching?

Many years ago, God revealed to me that being a teacher of little children is a position very close to Him. Before I was aware, I started my journey as a teacher, first being a Sunday school teacher, next an elementary Mandarin teacher, and then I homeschooled my two boys. Countless prayers connected and directed all these teaching stages. I cannot take any credit for any accomplishments. The only thing that I can say is, “God, please let your will be done!”

 Why did you choose to teach at TCS?

During the summer of 2022, my older son came to me saying that he would like to go to a school to be prepared for college. Just like how the stream dried for Elijah in 1 Kings 17, I realized that the season of homeschooling had come to an end. We started to pray and look for a school. God directed our steps to TCS and opened the door for me to teach first grade here!

What do you love most about TCS?

What I love most about TCS is that we can worship God and pray freely. I love to pray, and I love to pray with whoever needs prayer. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

What is one word that best describes the school? Why?

Love. We are here every day to understand God’s love, to teach God’s love, and to share God’s love. Love covers many sins and love never fails. Love is the reason we are here.

How are faith and learning integrated at TCS?

We study all subjects through our faith. With God in the picture, everything that we learn becomes a reassurance of our faith.

In what ways are you preparing students for life beyond TCS?

My prayer every day is, “Lord, please help me to attend to every student’s needs according to your will, not my will.” When I saw a student break a pencil just for fun, I invited everyone to watch a video on “How pencils are made”. We had a discussion on how we should treat the pencil. We all agreed to treat the pencil with a respectful and grateful heart because it took many years for the tree to grow, and it was a long process for the pencil to be made.

Beyond teaching them their academics, I look to seize the teachable moments like the example above to shepherd with their hearts and remind them to be respectful and grateful in every way, every day. Proverbs 4:23 says, “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.”

What would you tell families to encourage them to send their children to TCS?

At TCS we are preparing our children both academically and spiritually, teaching them how to live in the world while not being of the world.

Anything else you would like to share about your experience at TCS thus far?

I am very thankful for all the people who work here at TCS. They inspire me every day by doing what they are doing. I am very thankful for all the parents who send their child/children to TCS. I am very thankful for all the students who come to TCS. They make my life meaningful. We are in God’s army!

Brayden was one of the first middle school students to reach 5 merits!

Jayson was a September student of the month!