CVA Principal Maruko Breland thanks volunteers for service to CVA students

“Being an older brother or sister is one of the greatest ways to come to understand and resemble God’s Heart.”

Seattle, Washington: 15 teachers from Seattle’s Core Values Academy participated in a special training workshop provided by Family Peace Association on May 6. CVA Principal Maruko Breland welcomed the volunteers and kicked off the training with reflection and group discussion. The young adults and parents gathered in their respective grade levels and together discussed their insights from their experience as volunteer teachers. Some had been assisting as teachers for several years while others have only just started with a few months experience.

Grade 2 teachers present their classroom expectations

“Being an older brother or sister is one of the greatest ways to come to understand and resemble God’s Heart,” said Maruko. “God doesn’t just see a person where they’re at now. He’s sees where they came from and where they will get to. God is leading them there, but He needs our help.”

Guest presenters also provided tips on classroom behavior management and professionalism. Teachers had the opportunity to work in teams to come up with class expectations based on grade level and shared their discussion with the rest of the CVA teacher team.

President of FPA USA, Howard Self, attended the workshop and thanked the dedicated teachers for their service to the community and the education of youth.