Miss Jaime Bouffard teaches 2nd through 9th grade PE and 6th grade social studies. As one of our first-year teachers, she shares, “At Highlands, I have noticed a great emphasis on community. Faculty are welcoming and kind. What’s even greater is that we all have one extremely important thing in common: we all love Jesus.”
Why do you like teaching at Highlands?
“I love teaching at Highlands because I do not have to keep to myself from talking about my faith in the classrooms. I can talk freely, sharing devotions, advice, and encouragement from a Christian perspective.”
How is faith and learning integrated at Highlands?
“In many classes at Highlands, we use A Beka Curriculum. A Beka teaches at a high level. Not only do students experience a high level of education, but the curriculum naturally integrates Christian principles into each lesson.”
How do you make a spiritual impact on your students?
“I have always been a big believer in the phrase “actions speak louder than words.” Although I do speak of the great things that God has done, I put a huge emphasis on making sure my actions line up with my words. I want to be a positive influence in how I speak to, act around, discipline, and respect my students.”
What is something unique that you bring to your teaching?
“Because I am the youngest teacher at Highlands, I have the unique ability to relate to students easier than other teachers. I can also adapt to new use of technology. I was growing up as technology was becoming more prevalent in everyday life. I graduated from Liberty University in 2016, so learning to use the newest and best technology was a normal occurrence.”
What do you think sets HCA apart from other schools?
“What sets HCA apart from other schools is that it offers biblical teaching and faith, while maintaining a high level of education. That is hard to come by.”