Meet Marjorie Chiu.
She teaches 6th grade.
Hear why she recommends CCS.
What classes and grade levels do you teach at Coastline Christian Schools?
I teach 6th grade core, which is English and history. I also teach 6th grade girls' chapel small group.
What do you love most about Coastline Christian Schools?
I love the students at Coastline Christian Schools because they want to learn and care about one another. I also love the Christ-centered philosophy behind all that we do and how we conduct each school day.
What is one word that best describes the school? Tell why you chose that word.
One word that best describes CCS is caring. Administrators, staff, and teachers care deeply for our students and one another. We care about our profession and the quality of education we are giving our students. We care about working together with parents and listening to their suggestions and concerns. We care about living and working in such a manner that brings glory to God. This is a caring school.
Why do you like teaching at Coastline Christian Schools?
I like and admire my fellow teachers; they are all kind and truly dedicated to their students and work. The administrators are caring, organized, and lead with integrity. I can count on them for support and help. The students are motivated and so much fun to teach. The school atmosphere is warm, loving, and healthy. CCS goes above and beyond to serve our students and to provide amazing opportunities for them to be challenged and grow. It's a well-rounded school that is doing a great job in educating its young people. (I'm proud of the education that CCS is providing.) Our students are well-loved. Christ is preached and taught so that all may know Him and be transformed by His Spirit and word.
What sets CCS students apart from students in other schools?
CCS students have a strong desire to learn and achieve. They enjoy learning and pushing each other to achieve. They are motivated and encouraged at home. They are also respectful to their teachers and cooperate well with one another. They care for each other and genuinely want to help others.
What do you want your students to gain from having known you?
I hope all my students will have seen a bit of Jesus in me and have been encouraged by how God makes a difference in us every day. I hope they will have seen that God is there to help us when we are stressed and in need. I hope they will have learned some life lessons from the stories I have shared with them and also from the struggles they have gone through and overcame through the course of the school year. I hope they will walk away from my class and know that they are loved and valued. I hope they will have also gained greater confidence in what they can accomplish after working hard on many projects and assignments. I hope they will have gained a deeper appreciation for reading, writing, and history and continue to pursue learning with even more curiosity.
What is a unique experience, talent, or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
My experiences as a mom and the funny stories that I have shared about my children have made my students laugh and better remember certain lessons I wanted to teach. My travels to places in the world have also enhanced my lessons, making them more personal and interesting. My experiences growing up in church and playing a lot of group games has also been helpful when I needed to spice up an activity or give the students a well-deserved break.