Welcome Grace Casper
Grace Casper is a new member of The Christ School kindergarten team, a daughter, sister, mother, wife, and most importantly a child of God. Grace has taught for 16 years spanning TK to college, but her favorites are 5 and 6 year olds. “Kindergarten is the BEST ever!” says Grace.
Grace and her husband Bob have one daughter, Sierra, (who attends The Christ School), one cat named Azul and one dog named Chip. Grace’s hobbies include reading, scrapbooking, and spending time with family and pets. In addition, Grace shares, “I am a native Spanish speaker and love my Mexican American heritage. I am fascinated with owls, they are amazing birds of prey. I have been collecting children’s books for over 15 years. My personal library consists of over 3.000 children’s books and approximately 150 ABC books.”
Grace comes from a family of educators. Her mom was a Migrant Head Start teacher for over 20 years and five of her eight siblings were teachers. Grace adds, “I’ve always loved school and I see myself as a life-long learner. I’ve spent half of my life pursuing education, from my days in kindergarten to obtaining a doctorate degree in Education in Curriculum and Instruction. I love the curiosity of young children and absolutely LOVE watching them develop into amazing human beings. I believe strongly in educating the whole child and walking the journey with them as they learn and develop emotionally, socially, spiritually, and academically.”
Grace’s college roommate from her study abroad program in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mrs. Courtney Morgan (TCS Bridge teacher), introduced Grace to TCS. “When a kindergarten position opened up … I jumped!” “This school does so many amazing things for its students and families. I am learning the culture of the school and I am very happy to be part of such a Christ-centered community. I look forward to developing meaningful and deep relationships with my students and their families.
Grace’s favorite thing about TCS is all-school chapel! “It is such an amazing experience. Watching children praise the Lord literally gives me goosebumps!” Grace’s favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6. Welcome, Grace!