Teacher Feature: Brett Flowers
Band, Jazz Band, Music Theory, and Music Technology
What do you love most about CHS?
The teachers! Many of the best teachers I have met in my career are current teachers at CHS. I have children in Lower School. The love and care, inspiration, and excellent instruction my girls receive daily is irreplaceable. I am so thankful and grateful my children are at the best school. There simply is no place like this anywhere else in southwestern Connecticut.
I love helping students learn and grow as instrumentalists. Setting each student up for success gives me great joy. At CHS, I feel appreciated by the community (families, colleagues, administrators) for the hard work that I do.
What one word would you use to describe CHS?
One-of-a-kind. There is no comparison to CHS! The solid academic education students receive within a framework of faith is unique.
How are faith and learning integrated at CHS?
Instructors present material within the context of "all truth being God's truth." We believe God and His Word and infallible. Consequently, the world can be looked at through this lens of faith. Every adult in the building shines with the love of Jesus each day. Faculty and Staff go above and beyond to show care and love to children here. These relationships are special.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
I believe that every child is an artist and the way I work with students reflects this. Too many believe that achievement in the Fine Arts is simply a talent bestowed on the few. Fine Arts skills can be taught, learned, practiced and developed over time. Everything I do as an educator hinges on this belief. "I'm not giving up on anyone."
How would you describe CHS students?
Recently, my pediatrician found out my children attend CHS. He has been in the area a long time. He said, "CHS students are just the kindest, most confident kids." CHS students learn that each person is made in God's image and is a special person. They learn to care for one another and look out for each other in school. They learn to be confident in who they are as individuals in Christ. This translates into a genuine Christ-like care and concern for others.