Crista Strong
My name is Crista Strong. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education with a Minor in Science and Health from University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, AR in 2000. I began teaching Health/Physical Education in Rogers, AR in 2000 at Lingle Middle School. I completed my Master's degree in Educational Administration from the University of Arkansas in 2005. I moved to Kansas in 2008 for my husband's job and began teaching Science at Haysville Middle School for the 2008-2009 school year. I taught Health in Wichita at Wilbur Middle School for the 2009-2010 school year. I gave birth to my youngest child in 2010 and stayed home to raise her and homeschool my older daughter until 2013 when I began teaching 4th grade at Bethel Life School. When Bethel closed I resumed homeschooling my children until 2015 when I accepted the 5th grade Language and History position at Sunrise. 

I love children and thoroughly enjoy teaching them! I love teaching and laughing with my students and relating life stories with their smiling faces! Life is always more fun when you play with kids! My husband and I are firm believers in Christian education and we have determined that it is the only education our children will receive. Sunrise is a dream come true as it teaches sound Biblical Truth in addition to top-notch, excellent academics. 

I love sports, physical activity, reading, my friends, and my family. I love nothing more than to play and laugh and relate God's mercy and wisdom to any who would hear. He is my Redeemer and though I'll never get it right, he took care of that with the shed blood of His only Son, Jesus Christ!