Faculty Feature: Mrs. Brown
A master teacher who has dedicated her life to loving, raising, and teaching young minds to love God and love their neighbors, Mrs. Ruth Brown is synonymous with the PCA story. Mrs. Brown graduated from Berkshire Christian College, double-majoring in Elementary Education and Theology. She then earned her Master’s Degree from Gordon College in Curriculum and Instruction. Her professional licensing includes an ACSI Professional Lifetime Certification and an Experienced Educator status in Elementary Education from the State of New Hampshire.
“I came to PCA in 1992. My husband Rob was the Pastor of a local church. He met with area pastors to pray, and he came home with a flyer one day from PCA’s Head of School at the time, Dennis Runey, advertising the need for certified teachers. I was working in public school as a Title 1 tutor, and in the integrated Preschool program. I wanted to have my own classroom, but honestly, I was not convinced that I wanted to be in a Christian school setting. After interviewing with Dennis and touring the school, I met Susan Ayer, the current Kindergarten teacher. She was the inspiration I needed!
PCA’s mission is to promote excellence in the whole child. I love this holistic approach, as this is how God created us – to love and serve him with our heart, soul, and mind. I love being able to integrate the Bible and my faith into all aspects of my day. Faith and learning are integrated through classroom instruction, whole school activities such as chapel, and special events such as our Christmas program. I’m also able to model my faith for students by staying close to Jesus through prayer and Bible study. I know my ministry at PCA is important in building the Kingdom of God here in the seacoast area.
I believe God has given me the ability to see children the way he sees them. Each child comes into the classroom with his or her own unique personality and has so much potential! They are given gifts and talents by God, and my goal is to help each one be able to develop those at a young age, through community, academics, and personal reflection.
PCA thrives because community is established in classrooms, on teams, and throughout the whole school and it is centered on Jesus Christ.
When students come to PCA they are learning foundations for life! Partnering with parents to help their children establish and reach goals is a joy!”
Originally Posted: April 9, 2019