Meet Stephanie Dietz: A Beacon of Light at Lighthouse Christian School
Education is a journey that shapes not only young minds but also the hearts of those who dedicate themselves to the noble task of teaching. Today, we are delighted to introduce Stephanie Dietz, the newest addition to our Lighthouse Christian School family. Stephanie brings with her a wealth of experience, an unwavering passion for education, and a genuine love for her students. Let's take a glimpse into Stephanie's incredible journey as an educator and the exciting chapters that have led her to our shores.
From Carolina to Nashville:
Stephanie's story begins in the charming state of North Carolina, where she was born and raised. The allure of Nashville, with its vibrant arts scene and welcoming community, drew her in, and at the tender age of 15, she made this lively city her home. As she flourished academically, she graduated from Franklin High School with flying colors, setting the stage for an inspiring educational journey.
Belmont University and Beyond:
Stephanie's thirst for knowledge led her to pursue higher education at the esteemed Belmont University. Here, she honed her skills, delving deep into the world of academia. After obtaining her Bachelor's degree, she embarked on a new adventure at the University of Missouri, where she earned her Masters. This academic prowess laid the foundation for her future impact on young minds.
A Heart for Christian Education:
As Stephanie's passion for teaching blossomed, she discovered her calling in Christian Education. The halls of Radnor Baptist Academy in Nashville welcomed her with open arms, and she found immense fulfillment in guiding her students on their spiritual and academic journey. Stephanie's dedication and compassion soon earned her a reputation as a cherished educator within the community.
The Journey Beyond the Classroom:
Stephanie's journey took an exciting twist as she ventured beyond Nashville's borders. From 2010 to 2020, she explored new horizons, residing in Upstate NY and Georgia. During this time, she took a leap into the realm of educational administration, providing leadership and guidance to fellow educators. However, as they say, "home is where the heart is," and Stephanie and her husband, Daryl, felt the tug of their hearts to return to Nashville.
Back to the Classroom:
In 2020, a beautiful chapter began as Stephanie reunited with her true passion—classroom teaching. With renewed enthusiasm, she stepped into the familiar role, ready to inspire young hearts once again. Stephanie's presence breathed new life into her classroom, and her students flourished under her nurturing guidance.
Beyond the Classroom:
Stephanie's interests extend far beyond the classroom walls. She is an avid cook, an avid reader, and an ardent lover of nature. Exploring the great outdoors fills her heart with joy, while her creative side finds expression in cross-stitching and crochet. Her love for vintage cookbooks has transformed her collection into a treasure trove of culinary delights.
An Unwavering Faith:
Central to Stephanie's life is her unwavering faith. Her favorite Bible verse, 2 Corinthians 5:7, reminds her of the importance of walking by faith, a belief that guides her both in life and in her teaching journey. Her faith radiates through her interactions with students, fostering an atmosphere of love and acceptance.
A Warm Welcome to Lighthouse Christian School:
We at Lighthouse Christian School are overjoyed to have Stephanie Dietz join our educational family. Her dedication, experience, and love for teaching align perfectly with our values and mission. Stephanie and Daryl are cherished members of Sunset Hills Baptist Church, adding to the strong sense of community we treasure.
Stephanie Dietz's journey is a testament to the profound impact of a passionate educator. From her roots in North Carolina to her vibrant life in Nashville, Stephanie's journey has come full circle as she returns to her first love—teaching. At Lighthouse Christian School, we look forward to witnessing the positive influence she will undoubtedly have on our students' lives. With Stephanie's light guiding the way, our school community is poised to soar to new heights of learning and growth.
Welcome aboard, Stephanie Dietz—our beacon of light, our passionate educator, and our cherished teacher! 🌟🏫✨
Until Next Time,