4 – Mebrat Hill
Position: Elementary Teacher
How did God call you into teaching?
As Christians, we are called to slow down the decay in the culture around us, and to make a difference in that way. I was called to be a teacher to be a light, shining forth the light of truth into the darkness. In my previous profession as an auditor I could not be my authentic self and shine my light.
What motivated you to become a teacher at Redwood Christian?
When sharing the gospel, we are giving praise to God. I was motivated to be a teacher at RCS because I want to give God praise daily in my professional life.
Tell us about your family and how they are looking forward to this new opportunity.
My husband is in education. He supports principles and teachers to be great educators. I am fortunate to have access to the resources he uses to help me as a first year teacher. My children are excited about seeing me during their school day and are looking forward to having lunch with me on occasion.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
I was born in a remote village in Eritrea with no access to schools. This is a unique experience I want to use to help the students to have an appreciation for their educational opportunities.
What is something you want students to have gained after having you as their teacher?
My prayer is that children gain a deeper relationship with God after having me as their teacher. As a result they begin to live for Him instead of for themselves and they give Him praise.
Do you have any other hobbies/interests outside of teaching?
I enjoy cooking.
The RCS tagline is “Inspiring Futures.” How will you inspire students in your classroom?
My sixth grade teacher had such high expectations. As an adult I wonder if he really thought we could achieve such high expectations or if it was his way of motivating us to do our best. I hope to inspire my students like he inspired me, to do their best and achieve more than they believed they were able to achieve.
What is your favorite Bible verse?
“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4