In 1992, Loretta VanCleave, who taught Kindergarten, was one of the first teachers who allowed us to develop a relationship with Grace. She had an academic impact on my daughter Haley as her first teacher but, more importantly, Loretta was a major catalyst in pointing our family to Christ in the early years of parenting. Her example of kindness to us, the grace she extended when we were babies in our faith, and the Godly wisdom she shared with us was something I knew I wanted to give to other families. It took 12 more years for me to be given the opportunity to become a Grace teacher, but here I am. I pray I can have a smidgen of the influence on young families that Loretta had on us.

Deena Morgan, First Grade Teacher, Grace Elementary School