I am the mother, Cynthia Voss, and I have a masters in Elementary Education and a Principal's Certification. I have been teaching bible classes for over 50 years and this is my 36th year in education (20 as a teacher in grades K through 5 and 16 years as a principal). My daughter Becca is in her 15th year of teaching. She currently serves as an Instructional Facilitator at a high poverty ESL school in our district. My daughter Rachel has taught for 11 years and is currently teaching PreK at the elementary school where I am principal. Both of my daughters lead and teach bible classes at our church where I serve as the children's minister in charge of 2 year olds through 6th grade.
Our passion is to use hands on manipulatives and learning stations to teach the bible in chronological order for a more comprehensive understanding of bible stories. Having the concept of the time and place bible stories happened help children develop a comprehensive understanding of bible truths as they begin to develop applications of bible truths.
I received my Master Principal Designation in 2007. This was the highlight of my career. I was able to open my current elementary school I lead in 2007. Our vision has always been to create a learning environment we would want for our own children/grandchildren. I currently have 4 of my 5 grandchildren attending my school.
My daughters and I all graduated from Springdale High School. I went to Arkansas Tech University and then to the University of Arkansas for my masters and administration certification. My daughter Becca received her undergraduate certification from the University of Arkansas, masters from Arkansas Tech and her specialist degree from Arkansas State University. Rachel went to Oklahoma State University and graduated with her Early Childhood Education Degree.
We all currently work for Springdale Schools. This is a school district with a shared vision of "All Means All". We believe that our work with Springdale Schools is our mission field and we all strive each day to serve Jesus through our service to students and staff in Springdale. We worship and serve in the same church as well. Using our expertise and experiences we have acquired through our work experiences with our church family is a passion we all share. God has opened doors for us to put our professional experiences to work with our service to our church through working with the Children's Ministry. We strive to create curriculum that is hands on and organized chronologically in order to give our children a clear and comprehensive picture of bible truths that they can comprehend and apply to their lives daily.