"...exactly what I needed to face another year of teaching..."
The loving community and passion for excellent education I found at The Academy this summer were exactly what I needed to face another year teaching at a public middle school. I know I can endure with God’s grace, and with the lessons I learned. Now I'm ready to get back to work.
ALISA SIKORA, HISTORY TEACHER
"I feel better equipped to love others... with less of me and more of Christ."
I expected Wheatstone to be fabulous, and it was more than fabulous. There were tremendous speakers that stretched my mind and confronted my thinking habits. I discovered something about myself through the physical challenges that I really didn’t like, yet my group accepted me and helped me through. And that was the unexpected jewel of Wheatstone. I became part of a community that is learning to love as Jesus loves. I feel better equipped to love others in my life simply, with less of me and more of Christ.
SANDY HOLLENBECK, MATH TEACHER
"The Academy... was invaluable to me."
The Academy was an incredible experience. Given the chance, I would do it again. The ability to meet other like-minded educators, wrestle with pedagogy, and confront our own weaknesses was invaluable to me. The Academy has given me the first steps to remember and implement policies that will help my youth flourish.
GABRIEL PAGEL, BIBLE TEACHER AND YOUTH PASTOR
"The Academy was more than necessary..."
The Academy was more than necessary. I came hoping for encouragement and perspective. Wow, did I receive it. Being in transition, between avenues of ministry, I often doubt if I'm doing what God wants me to do. This week helped clarify that purpose for me. Thank you, Wheatstone.