Being a science teacher at a Christian school allows me to present the facts
Tiffany Haley – Science Teacher (High School)
HOW DID YOU END UP AT DELMARVA CHRISTIAN?
Coming out of high school, I decided to go the health care route. I love learning about the body and how it works. I love the aspect of helping people as well. My first round of college was interrupted but when I went back to finish my bachelors, I was on the path to be a physician assistant. I was getting my Bachelors in Biology at Delaware State University and making preparations to apply for Physician assistant programs. At the start of my senior year, I was approached by a teacher of DCHS who said “You’re a science person. We need a science teacher. You should apply.” After discussing it with my husband, I decided to give it a try and loved the kids. So, in my senior year of my undergraduate I decided to switch paths to teaching. I graduated with my bachelors in biology and went on to get my Masters of Arts in Teaching from Delaware State University.
What is your favorite lesson to teach in class (project, lesson plan, etc)?
My favorite thing to think about and teach is genetics. Even more simply is DNA, our genetic material. Psalm 139:13-14 is a very popular couple of verses but I love it in light of genetics. It says that “For it was you who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful and I know this very well.” When I think about all of the possible genetic combinations (there are 8,324,608 possible combinations of the 23 inherited chromosome pairs) God knew what He was doing. He put those combinations in place so that I had the specific traits that I have. While the world says it is a random arrangement, which it is because there is no rhyme or reason from the cells perspective, I know that God put my particular traits in me for a particular reason. I can get very excited about this and I hope that it can give my students a little bit more peace of mind to know that they were created by their maker with purpose. None of their traits are mistakes, no matter how different or similar they are to their family.
WHY TEACH TECH AT DELMARVA CHRISTIAN?
I love the atmosphere provided by Delmarva Christian. Being a science teacher at a Christian school allows me to present the facts and allow students to logically process them and what they mean. I enjoy that I get to pray with my students and clearly and biblically guide them through problems they face.
-I am 1 of 16 kids. It is a mixture of biological, step, and adopted but it is a beautiful, crazy family.
-I have a motorcycle and love getting out on it when the time allows