Mrs. irene staffen
1st Grade Teacher
My name is Irene Staffen and this is my first year teaching 1st Grade at CCS. My professional experience includes being a Homeschool teacher for the past 11 years and being involved in Children’s Ministry since High School. I have also worked at CCS for 6 years as the EXCEL director.
My teaching philosophy is “Believing” in children! Teaching is so important to me . I believe children make a difference and they need “to feel like” they make a difference. Learning is more than writing and arithmetic. It is about growing and changing. It is about character and learning who we are and who we should be. I look forward to teaching, because as I continue to learn and grow, I want others to explore with me. I want to share my excitement for learning with my students!
I am married to a wonderful man named Lucas, and we have three terrific children! David who is 16, Marcus who is 14, and Rebecca who is 11. My hobbies include reading, sewing, and camping. I also love to share about the love of Jesus!
God has been a work in my life for many years…. When I was in the sixth grade, I went to bed one night crying. I knew Jesus loved everyone, but I just didn’t feel like he loved me. I woke in the middle of the night and felt like God’s arms were wrapped around me. Since then, I have seen and felt God in many places and ways!
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