Miss Julie Method teaches Spanish 1, high school drama, junior high drama, and elementary drama. She is also the Children’s Ministry Director at Grace Baptist Church. Miss Method especially loves the family feeling at Highlands. “Students are not just students, but they are part of a family. Succeeding in class is not the most important aspect,” she shares. “We want the students to succeed in life.”
Why do you like teaching at Highlands?
“I love working with students, helping them use their talents and discover passion for theater. When I see them succeed on stage, I know they have learned so many life lessons that will help them on and off the stage. I also love talking about Jesus with my students.”
How is faith and learning integrated at Highlands?
“Learning is integrated with faith. We teach from the fact that God gave us the knowledge to learn.”
How do you make a spiritual impact on your students?
“I hope first of all through my life that I am an example to others. I also include devotions and life stories to help students apply biblical principles.”
What is something unique that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experiences of your students?
“Almost 10 years ago, I had the opportunity to take a year off and do a sabbatical in Santiago, Chile. I was able to work as a missionary, helping young people grow in their walk with Christ and develop theater ministry in the churches. Coming back from this, I have a wider view of how theater can make such a difference in lives at HCA as well as the community. I am also able to share fun stories in Spanish about my time in Chile.”
What do you think sets HCA apart from other schools?
“Teachers care. Teachers care. TEACHERS CARE!”