Teacher Feature: Lilian Mogle
Mrs. Lilian Mogle
M.S. Southern Connecticut State University
B.S. University of Connecticut
I presently teach kindergarten at CHS. I have been teaching "K" for 18 years, but I have been teaching for over 30 years and have taught every lower school grade except second. But I love kindergarten. It is my happy place!
What do you love most about CHS?
There are so many wonderful things about CHS, both as a school and place to work. But the number one thing I love is the sense of community we have here. I have worked in many schools, but this school has a great sense of community. When one of our families is in crisis or hurting, the community comes around them and gives the love and support they need.
I love that I can use my God-given gifts and abilities to teach in the context of a biblical world view. I love that I can share the gospel with my students and we can grow together to become the people God is calling us to be. I love that we have a strong relationship with parents and work with them to grow their children.
What one word would you use to describe CHS?
Christian. I chose this word because we strive to bring everything we do under the authority of Christ. We are not perfect, but our hearts are directed toward Him and His will, and that is a major difference compared to other educational opportunities today.
How are faith and learning integrated at CHS?
Our school has a biblical world view. We believe and teach that God is the creator and all things hold together through Him. Whenever possible we bring God into the discussions, lessons, and activities of the classroom. Children are encouraged to ask spiritual questions and ponder spiritual topics.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
I have always had a great interest in the sciences. This has helped me to make my instruction in this area very exciting and interesting with a lot of hands-on activities. The challenges of my own children have also helped to shape me as a teacher and allowed me to develop strategies for children who face learning challenges.
How would you describe CHS students?
I believe our students are service-oriented and focused on others. Our focus on the Word of God and a pursuit of excellence often inspires our students to rise above and strive.
I realize there are many options when parents are deciding for their child's education. I believe that CHS offers so much that is intangible but invaluable in the character development of a child.