Senior High Electives

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Debra Irby

How many years have you taught? 20

What subjects do you teach? Math, Art

Fun facts about me! I have ancestors from England, Scotland, Norway, Ireland, Germany and France. But I am a Kansas born and raised. I love the tall grass prairie of my childhood.

Academic degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts and Elementary Education, Wichita State University.

Favorite Bible Verse: John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

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Crista Strong

How many years have you taught? 14

What subjects do you teach? Physical Education

Fun facts about me? I find it interesting that God still uses me for His Kingdom despite the fact that I'm not worthy. It proves that He doesn't call the equipped, He equips the called. . . . and I'm not really a star stuck individual or interesting overall, so my next best interesting fact is that I can send kids laughing from the room with my Reading Rainbow Hand Dance. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Academic degrees: My Bachelor's Degree is from the University of the Ozarks. I majored in Physical Education with a Minor in Health. I earned my Master's Degree from the University of Arkansas in Educational Administration.

Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:1

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Daniel Colwell 

How many years have you taught? 7

What subjects do you teach? Junior High History; Elementary-High School Orchestra

Fun facts about me? Have performed with musicians such as Tracy Silverman, Jim Brickman, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Academic degrees: BME- Baker University (2007); MME- Wichita State University (2010)

Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it."

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Stephanie Classen

How many years have you taught?  22

What subjects do you teach? English 11, Great Books, Latin I-IV

Fun facts about me! "I fell in love with Latin Language when I was in 7th grade"

Academic Degree: Bachelor of Arts from Kansas State University 

Favorite Bible VersePsalm 27:13 "I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living." 

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Alice Schultz

How many years have you taught? 33

What subjects do you teach? Sophomore and Senior English; Creative Writing

Fun facts about me! "I love to read. Used to coach forensics. Have wonderful grandchildren!"

Academic Degree: BSE at Emporia State University 

Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 62: 5-8 

 "My soul, wait silently for God alone,

For my expectation is from Him.
He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense;
I shall not be moved.
In God is my salvation and my glory;
The rock of my strength,
And my refuge, is in God.

Trust in Him at all times, you people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah"

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Jill Kelley 

How many years have you taught? 16

What subjects do you teach? English 6, 7, and 9; Bible 6; Forensics and Debate

Fun facts about me! "I'm a diehard Mn Vikings fan; I'm a pastor's wife; and I have two wonderful kids who graduated from Sunrise"

Academic Degree: Elem. Ed. and Bible major and a Vocal Music minor; Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in Owatonna, MN

Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 12:2 "Behold God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; 'For YAH, the Lord, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.'"