Form Three: 4th and 5th grades
Becky Skillin joined Lorien Wood in 2017. She graduated from Eastern University in St. David’s, Pennsylvania, with a degree in Spanish and English for secondary education, and completed a certificate for Teaching English as a Second Language at Escuela Politécnica Nacional in Quito, Ecuador.
Hailing from the Pittsburgh area, she has spent the last 20 years living, learning, and teaching in Argentina, Honduras, Oman, Ecuador, Uruguay, Pennsylvania, and the Northern Virginia area. When living in the United States, she has taught junior high Spanish or 5th grade in Fairfax County Public Schools. When living overseas, she has taught English as a Second Language to adults in two embassies, an orphanage, the national telephone company of Oman, and Cambridge University Press. She has also served alongside missionaries in children’s Sunday School programs.
Exploring the lands and cultures of our Father’s world has been a humbling gift, and her husband and three children have grown to love each place they have called home together. Running, scrapbooking, and singing on the worship team at church remind her of God’s kindness in her story.
Stephanie Dean joined the faculty of Lorien Wood in 2017. She graduated from Elim Bible Institute in 2008, then received her teaching degree from Western Governors University. She has a Masters in elementary math education, focusing specifically on mathematical communication.
After graduating from Elim Bible Institute in 2008, she spent three years involved in children and youth ministry at a local church. She developed curriculum and led weekly meetings, using creativity to make God’s truth relevant to young people. In 2010, Stephanie became a teaching parent at Christ’s Home for Children. Her primary role was to serve as a foster parent as she cared for disadvantaged children. During this time, Stephanie began to realize her passion for education which led to seeking her teaching degree. She taught 4th and 5th grade for Fairfax County Public School for 5 years.
As a teacher, Stephanie loves fostering a sense of discovery and exploration. She enjoys hands-on experiments and having good conversations about truth with her students. Last year, Stephanie traveled around the country visiting every national park in the contiguous United States -- living in a teardrop trailer and spending countless hours exploring wild places. As an outdoor enthusiast, she looks forward to combining her passion for travel and nature with the Lorien Wood community.
In her free time, Stephanie likes to rock climb, go on long hikes, read, knit, and write poetry. She also plays piano, guitar, ukulele, and bass guitar.
Collyn Capp (Form Three Resource Teacher)
Collyn Capp joined the Lorien Wood faculty in 2016. She holds a BA from Covenant College in Early Childhood Education and is currently working on a Masters degree from Covenant in Integrated Curriculum and Instruction.
Collyn first worked as a deejay at a local radio station in Hillsdale, Michigan. In 2008, she joined the staff of Washington Christian Academy (WCA) in Olney, Md. as a second grade teacher. In 2014, she worked as an educational assistant for grades K, 1, and 3 and co-taught first grade in 2015-16.
As a teacher, Collyn loves being part of God's story for her students' lives and witnessing them gain new knowledge. She also treasures paying attention to all the things they teach her as well! Collyn is married to Keith and has a son named Grant. Collyns enjoys "thinking big" with friends and colleagues, investing in friends and family, spending time outside (including camping with her family), creative pursuits, and being with her son while he explores everything and reading books together.