The start of Columbus Adventist School’s 2018-2019 school year brought with it some new faces amongst our education staff. Our school board welcomed with open arms a collection of qualified new teachers, committed to the educational growth and spiritual well-being of Columbus’ students. Here’s our opportunity to introduce them to you!
Mrs. Thomason enters our school as the teacher for grades 1-4. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and is a graduate of Southern Adventist University. She taught Pre-K and Kindergarten for the past five years in Alaska, from whence she most recently re-located. However, Mrs. Thomason grew up in a special place called the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She believes that the primary goal of Adventist Education is to guide her students to develop a relationship for now and eternity with Christ. She focuses daily on developing their life skills based upon moral values, while motivating them to pursue their educational best. She is married to her husband and best friend Kasey Thomason, with whom she shares the enjoyment of raising their two sons, Zion and Cohen. When asked, Mrs. Thomason stated that, “My family and I are excited to be back in the South and to embark on a new adventure in Columbus, GA.”
Perhaps the biggest change comes as CAS welcomes its new Principal and 5-8 grade teacher, Mrs. Erika Wiebe. She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University and has worked over ten years with children in various positions. Principal Wiebe shared with us, “I first felt the calling to become an elementary teacher while teaching in a public-school classroom as a school nurse.” As a result of God’s leading at that time, she subsequently received her Associate Degree in Education from Medgar Evers College in 2005 and later became a licensed practical nurse in 2010. She also worked as a substitute teacher for Buncombe County Schools in Asheville, North Carolina. She says, “I am a strong believer in Adventist Education because I understand that leading our young people to God needs to be our top priority. I also believe, through the Holy Spirit’s guidance, that showing our children a positive example in our own lives is vital. I know God has led me here to Columbus Adventist School.” She serves our school diligently, with her youngest daughter Danielle attending CAS along side her daily.
Like our new teachers, we too are excited for this new school year because we know that God is using each of us in a mighty way. Let us remain faithful to Him and firm in our commitment to support Columbus Adventist School in educating our children for God’s glory!