Language Arts Teacher, Grade 7
A Colorado native, Natalie is excited to return home after four years at Liberty University, where, because she really and truly could not pick just one discipline to study, she graduated magna cum laude with two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one in English and the other in history, with Virginia and Colorado teaching licensure for both subjects. After practicums at all secondary levels, Natalie completed her student teaching in rural Bedford County, Virginia, where she was recognized as a Virginia Teacher of Promise, a distinction awarded to individuals identified as the best prospective teachers from college and university schools of education across the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is a graduate of Valor Christian High School and remains steadfastly passionate about excellence in Christian education. Because of this, she is thrilled to join the Cherry Hills Christian family!
In her spare time, Natalie enjoys watching Jeopardy and shouting the answers at the TV, going on random research bunny trails, hiking in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, knitting, and volunteering at her church. Natalie loves the Bible and has a really hard time picking just one favorite verse or passage, so she narrowed it down to two: Isaiah 40:12-16, which proclaims, “Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, and marked off the heavens by the span, and calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, and weighed the mountains in a balance and the hills in a pair of scales? Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord, or as His counselor has informed Him? With whom did He consult and who gave Him understanding? And who taught Him the path of justice and taught Him knowledge and informed Him of the way of understanding? Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are regarded as a speck of dust on the scales. Behold, He lifts up the islands like find dust.” And Ephesians 5:15-17, which instructs us, “Therefore be very careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is".