We decided to post a “Getting to Know You” survey in which each staff member was a participant. If you have any questions or would like to know more about our staff please send an email to LobaLions@gmail.com

 

RUSSO-NICK-30 Pastor Nicholas Russo
School Administrator
High School Supervisor
9 years teaching experience

Testimony: As a young boy, I trusted Christ as my Savior. The first time that I visited a church around the corner the Sunday school teacher changed his whole lesson to share the Gospel with me. I already knew what sin was, but he showed me that through the Bible Christ could save me from it. That afternoon in my bedroom as a ten year old boy I confessed my need for Christ and asked him to save me.

Educational Background: Bachelor of Theology

Family Life: Married to Sara in 2002
5 children and a dog

Hobbies: Running, Reading, Cooking (not necessarily in that order)

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse: Jeremiah 9:23 & 24
23 Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:

24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.

Why Do I Teach?: I have always loved learning, I believe the investment in the lives of young people for the cause of Christ is invaluable. To help a young person obtain a Biblical world view is very important. We don’t just teach academics, but Christian life skills; practical Christianity.

My Expectations of My Students: To do their best to think. So many young people these days don’t know how to think. We have many class discussions to help develop these needful skills.

My Expectations of My Staff: What I look for in staff members is four fold. First, I look for a professional and seriousness about Christian education. Next, can they do the tasks daily that will be asked of them which includes having to be flexible and focused at the same time. Then, how do they work with others. As a staff member we need peace makers and problem solvers. Lastly, I evaluate the staff member’s Christian character. Their spirit is very important. It is that spirit that will be replicated so many times over in each of their students. A personal, genuine and sincere walk with the Lord is a must!

 

Miss Amy Colopy
Primary Department Supervisor
12 years teaching experience

Testimony: I grew up in a Christian home. My mom led me to the Lord when I was four years old. I remember it was in church on the backroom steps. I wanted to teach at a very young age. We lived in Byron since I was a little girl and I grew up in a very good church. I went through the ACE program and graduated their Christian school. I went to college then returned to teach in the Christian school of my church. In 2012 my dad, sister and I began attending Walker. I was very concerned that my job as a nurse’s aide was cutting hours and I no longer taught at the school at the Batavia church. I mentioned briefly to the associate pastor’s wife during a dinner date that I had taught for several years and I loved it. Unbeknownst to me the school was transitioning, they were losing one teacher to marriage and the mission field and another to having a baby and the mission field. Pastor Russo just happened to be the husband of the gal I was speaking with and the school administrator. The academy also just “happened” to use the ACE curriculum which is the curriculum in which I was taught and taught others for nearly a decade. It was such a wonderful experience realizing that God had planned my transition to LOBA. A year later my dad bought a house in Hilton and my sister and I moved here with dad.

Educational Background: Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Crown College of the Bible
ACE Teacher’s Convention Certifications

Family Life: I live with my dad. My mom passed away from cancer. It’s me, dad and the two crazy cats.

Hobbies: Playing piano, cleaning, scrapbooking, and prepping for class ideas I have

Favorite Quote and/or Bible Verse: Philippians 1:6
Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ

Why Do I Teach?: God called me to teach. I prepared myself by attending college, but I have always had a desire to impact young people’s lives.

My Expectations of My Students: I want them to always please the Lord with everything that they do. They should work at their best level. I am most concerend that they each develop a personal relationship with the Lord.

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