Mrs. irene staffen

EXCEL Director

My name is Irene Staffen and I’m currently the Excel Director at CCS. My professional experience includes being a homeschool mom for the past twelve years, that means I have taught Kindergarten through eleventh grade in a small class to teacher ratio.  I have worked in children’s ministry since high school, which has varied from Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and Camps. I have taught first grade at CCS.

My teaching philosophy includes recognizing that God has made each child, using teachable moments, and using fun to learn.  As after school director there are so many opportunities to teach children about God their creator.  There are opportunities to use teachable moments when they ask question about things around them.  Above all else there is plenty of time for having fun learning without them even knowing it.

My favorite “Life” Bible verse is; “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”  Psalm 37:4

My favorite quote is: “No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.”  Eleanor Roosevelt