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Maribel Allison

What classes and grade level(s) do you teach?

4th Grade


What do you love most about HCS?

There are many things I love about HCS, but what I love most is the feeling of family. Parents, students, administration, faculty and staff care so much about one another. We help each other out when someone is in need and our Parent-Teacher Fellowship shines with their hospitality committee. We pray with and for each other and our HCS Moms/Dads in Prayer take the time to ask the faculty and staff for prayer requests so that they may take the time to pray for us. They even take the time to walk around the campus and pray for one and all. We greet one another with warm smiles, high fives, and hugs. We truly are one big family. 


Why do you like teaching at HCS?

I love teaching at HCS because we have an administration that supports us. Our academic standards are excellent. HCS offers enrichment classes such as music, band, art, PE., computer lab, and library time.  Teaching at HCS allows me to have Bible classes and teach the students more about Jesus and help them draw closer to Him. Students share prayer requests and I can see their faith and trust in Jesus. We can worship in song and through the memorization of Scripture. I love that we have small class sizes that allows for more one-on-one time with the students. 


What is one word that best describes the school? Tell us why you chose that word.

Family is the one word that best describes the school. It is evident in what we all do for one another, especially when someone is in need. 


How do you integrate faith and learning at HCS?

When a student works on anything in class, whether it be a project, a written assignment, studying, or working on the chrome book, I tell him/her to “always do your best as unto the Lord.”  When teaching, I try to bring in Scripture or a Bible story in the subject matters of history, mathematics, English, science, and reading. Students enjoy seeing how a subject matter may correspond to a specific Scripture verse or Bible story. 


What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?

There are a few things I do to shape the learning experience of my students.  In class students use hyperdocs, Quizlet, Spelling City, Plickers, power points, google docs, and the Promethean board to enrich a subject. Students may at times receive a lengthy Bible verse to memorize for a test. They know not to worry because I always teach them hand motions or present a peppy tune to help them recall the verse. Within a few minutes they have it memorized and you hear their remarks “That’s so easy” or “I totally got this.” I am constantly modifying my voice to help students grasp a challenging concept. They find it hilarious and entertaining.  This captures their interest and are very attentive. I try to reach all the types of learners I have in the classroom—auditory, visual, kinesthetic, or oral—with my methods. 


What sets HCS students apart from other students?

It is so evident when we are on field trips that our HCS students are set apart from other students. HCS students are polite, helpful, caring, and considerate. Our 4th grade classes always receive compliments from field trip tour guides, docents, or managers. When we attend our Sacramento two-day trip, the students are at their best representing HCS. They make me proud!

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