Teacher Mr. Kleyn

Teacher Mr. Kleyn

What do you teach at LCS?

English

What do you love about LCS?

I love the intentional community. People truly care about one another. LCS is an excellent example of what it means to be the body of Christ.

Why do you like teaching at LCS?

I appreciate the opportunity and encouragement to praise God in all aspects of life, including academics. LCS gives me the opportunity to point to God’s goodness and greatness in everything that I teach.

I also appreciate the flexibility that comes from being a small school. LCS supports me to try to new things and to grow as a person and as an educator.

What motivated you to become a teacher at LCS?

When I first interviewed for the position, the conversation made it clear that parents are passionately engaged in the life of the school. That was a community I wanted to join.

How do you teach a biblical worldview?

I strive, in everything that I do, to live out a biblical worldview, so my faith affects everything that I do. I see education as the pursuit of truth, and ultimately, all truth will lead to the one who said, I am the Truth.

I seek to challenge students to examine their beliefs, to articulate them, and to act on them. If we truly believe what we profess, then it must be demonstrated in every aspect of our lives.

What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?

I attempt to continually challenge students’ thinking so that they are able to more thoroughly articulate and defend their positions.

Throughout my education, people set high expectations for me, and I try to do the same for my students. I strive to help students accomplish more than they thought they could.

I have a passion for the redemption of culture. This passion encourages me to keep my teaching relevant and to equip students with the discernment and motivation to be agents of change.

What sets LCS students apart from students in other schools?

The students at LCS are passionate about so many aspects of life and as a result, they are incredibly talented in different areas. Most of all, students at LCS are passionate about the community and about their faith.

How do you teach to the mission of LCS?

Preparing students to be salt and light means that the learning needs to be relevant to their lives and to their surroundings. Also, students must be challenged in their thinking and faith so they don’t rely on the foundations laid by others, but they rely on Christ, the “Cornerstone.”

What do you want your students to gain from having known you?

When they leave my class, I hope students have an improved ability to think, an insatiable curiosity, and most of all, a passion to live out their faith.