Teacher Profile: Mark Gentry

Teacher Profile: Mark Gentry

Grade/Subject Taught: High School Science

Education: B.S. Biology, Mount Olive College (University of Mount Olive)

Home Church: Immanuel Baptist Church (Kinston, NC)

What do you love most about teaching/working at WCS?

What I love most about teaching at WCS is that God gives me opportunities to show off His character to people every day. Speaking about Jesus Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection is not only allowed but also encouraged in the workplace! It’s a place where I can be an encouragement and where I can find encouragement.

What is something you want your students to know when they join your class? 

My goal is to love God and love others in this pursuit of being a disciple of Jesus Christ.  Please be patient with me as I am a work in progress.

What do you want your students to remember/gain from having known you?

I want my students to know that they are loved.  I want the love of Christ to flow through me to my students.

Why are you passionate about your job?

God has given me an opportunity to have an impact on people every day as I work. I want to honor and glorify Him with the job that He has provided. It is exciting to have opportunities to positively impact others for Christ.

How do you incorporate a Biblical worldview into your classes?

We compare/contrast the Christian worldview and the naturalistic worldview as we look at different topics.

What are your hobbies?

Spending time with family and friends, Attending sporting events, and Kayaking

What is a fun fact about yourself?

I once fell off of the roof of the WCS elementary building.

What is a unique experience, talent, or interest that you bring to your classroom?

I attended WCS and graduated in 1991.  I can understand both sides of the classroom.

What is your goal as an educator?

My goal as an educator is to model Christ as I love, encourage and teach students.

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