Gena Greer, Lower School faculty member
"We believe that teaching our students through a Biblical Worldview not only equips them for their schooling career, but their adult lives as well. We take our job seriously because we know that our efforts have eternal rewards."
When did you begin at SCS?
I was called to teach at SCS 13 years ago. I spent eleven years in third grade and the last two years have been in the fourth grade class.
What is one of your greatest memories?
I have so many great memories while at SCS. The students that I teach aren’t just my students for the year. They make an imprint on my heart that will last forever. Being selected by the Upstate Parent Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Educators Who Make a Difference” was an award that meant a lot to me because I know that what I am doing is making a difference the lives of children.
How has SCS changed during your tenure?
The biggest change that I have seen is the instructional use of technology in the classroom. Not only do I teach with interactive Promethean Board lessons each day, but the students also use Google Chromebooks in the class for research, writing, publishing work in a Google platform, Reflex Math practice, Accelerated Reader and much more. Students are learning in new innovative ways with the use of technology.
What would you say to a parent who is considering sending their child/children to SCS?
Southside Christian School is a community of believers who partner with parents in providing an excellent education that is consistent with Biblical truth. The teachers not only care about the students’ academic growth, but their spiritual growth as well. We believe that teaching our students through a Biblical Worldview not only equips them for their schooling career, but their adult lives as well. We take our job seriously because we know that our efforts have eternal rewards.
How has teaching at SCS impacted your life?
Words can’t express my love for Southside Christian School not only as a teacher, but as a parent as well. I am so blessed each day to stand before the students and deliver lessons that will teach and guide them throughout their life. The students that I pour into each year impact me in so many different ways. Their smiles, hugs, and notes of encouragement bless me. At the end of the day, I can say that teaching my students how to pray and then praying with them each day will have an impact on me forever.