Miss Peggy Bell
Similar to many others that enter the teaching field, I was inspired to become a teacher because of those that impacted my own life at an early age. I received my bachelor's degree from Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. My time at Gordon was instrumental in affirming my desire to become a teacher, and in sensing God's leading to enter the field of Christian education. After receiving a master's degree from California State University at Fullerton, I began my teaching career at a small Christian school on Cape Cod where I taught for nine years. Following the Lord's leading, I moved to Pennsylvania in 1985 in order to teach third grade at DC. Since then I have remained in third grade, but also served as assistant principal for 20 years.
One of my favorite units of study to teach to third graders is the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. We track the development from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to the emergence of the adult butterfly. I delight in seeing students grow in their wonder of our God's intricate design.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, Bible study, traveling, spending time with friends, and hiking the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.
B.S. Gordon College, M.S. California State University, Fullerton