Dr. Vanessa Anderson, Administrator
Scripture declares that 'people are destroyed for lack of knowledge' (Hosea 4:6). This word rings true, especially in the lives of today's youth. What they don't know can destroy them and stymie the plan that God has ordained for a prosperous future. I believe that the perceptions (attitudes, beliefs, prejudices, etc.) of the teacher and the environment in which learning takes place impact the students' ability to maximally benefit from that which is presented. Hence, I am a proponent for Christian education - a vehicle which enables Christian educators to nurture the development of students in an environment where the wisdom of God has preeminence, making preparation for their immediate and eternal future.
As an educator, I am concerned about the achievement gap between students of color and their Caucasian counterparts' the disparity between the 'haves' and 'have nots.' Every student has unlocked potential, and it is possible to fill in the gaps and level the playing field. I sincerely believe that a part of my assignment is to assist in closing the gap and aiding students to reach their full potential and God-ordained purpose. Completing my bachelor's degree from North Carolina Central University in 3 ' years, I obtained my first teaching position then opted to pursue my master's degree in communication disorders.
Professionally, I have spent 13 years in public schools as a teacher and speech-language pathologist. The last 25 years have been spent in Christian education as a teacher and administrator. I have completed my doctoral degree at Oral Roberts University. I previously served as ACSI Urban School Representative for the Southeast region (Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia) and on the REACH Revision Team to update the standards for that accreditation instrument.
As an educator since 1981, I've had the opportunity to share in the development of many individuals who have transitioned into the field of education. I strive to do all things 'as unto the Lord and not unto men.' (Colossians 3:23) There is no greater joy than to see individuals, youth and adult, reach their fullest potential. Ecclesiastes 9:10 admonishes, 'Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.' Hence, my goal is to 'leave it all on the field' using whatever gifting that He's entrusted to me for His glory, taking nothing to the grave unused.
Who's Who Among American Educators
IACSA ' International Association of Christian School Administrators (member)
Accreditation - External Review Visiting Team Member (2003, 2007, 2009, 2011)
ACSI Urban School Representative (Southeast Region - since 2011)
Guest on Silver Lining in the Cloud (2014)
Leadership Award - First Ladies of Excellence (2014)
WICS' World Impacting Christian Students
B.A., North Carolina Central University (Magna Cum Laude)
M.S., Syracuse University
Ed.D., Oral Roberts University
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PHYSICAL EDUCATION (K-12)