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“I absolutely love working at Lorien Wood! My friends tell me that I love my job more than anyone they know! I am blessed to spend each day alongside my students, exploring and delighting in God's creation. I love being able to teach in a way that is consistent with how God designed the world, and most of all, I treasure the gift of being part of this beautiful community that seeks Christ above all else.”
— Kristen Tamulonis, Form One Teacher

“At Lorien Wood, the primary goal is not teaching to a test; while our middle school math program is rigorous and produces skilled problem solvers, I don’t feel like my job is to teach a checklist of skills. We aim to teach the whole child here, getting to know the students, focusing on character as well as curricular skills, and aspire to help our students to develop a life-long love of learning and to begin to discern their callings. Also, the small class sizes at Lorien Wood mean that, as a math teacher, I get to know how my students think and what their specific strengths and weaknesses are so that I can customize the curriculum and my teaching methods to best suit them. It requires flexibility and creativity as a teacher but it also yields great rewards in student understanding.”
— Heidi Warrington, Math Captain, Algebra and Geometry Teacher

“One key aspect of Lorien Wood’s educational philosophy is experiential learning. Having a background in experiential education pedagogy, I am thrilled to be able to work with students in ways that gets them out of their seats and into the places that we’re studying, engaging with our curriculum in interactive ways. Whether it’s sketching the flora and fauna on our campus, water quality testing at a local stream, retracing footsteps at a local Civil War battlefield, or crabbing in the Chesapeake Bay, I am able to contextualize our students’ learning on a daily basis.”
— Ryan Chrusch, Watershed Teacher