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Mrs. Lynette Schrader » Introduction to Mrs. Schrader

Introduction to Mrs. Schrader

Hello! And welcome to the Shekinah world. My introduction to this world came when my oldest daughter began taking classes here part-time as a freshman in 2013. It wasn't long before we got pulled into the Shekinah family, and our world has never been the same! 
 
But let me tell you just a bit about me and how I got here. I graduated with an English Education degree from Cedarville University in 1995 and began teaching high school English at Delaware  Christian School (Delaware, OH) in the fall of 1995. I taught American and British literatures, a literature survey course, Speech, Journalism, Remedial Reading, as well as writing and grammar. While at DCS, I pushed for students to do more reading, adding class novel reading as part of the curriculum. My journalism students and I started a monthly student newspaper and lengthened the yearbook.
 
I absolutely loved my time at DCS, but God blessed my husband and I with a baby girl, so after 4 years, I quit my full time job at DCS and began working part-time as an adjunct professor at Rosedale Bible College, teaching College Composition. I worked at RBC from 2000-2008. By then, my firstborn had been joined by 3 more sisters, and I had begun homeschooling. 
 
During the years where I didn't have a formal employer, I tutored and taught several writing classes for home school students. But the majority of my energy went into educating my own daughters. I home schooled for 12 years, and immersed myself in the education process. I learned more than they did! The strong connection between history and literature became even clearer to me, as well as how historical events influenced cultures and therefore what they wrote. We read hundreds of books, wonderful books that made the world and history come alive for our family. But when oldest daughter reached high school, we wanted her to have a high school experience other than homeschooling, and so we sent her part-time to Shekinah, which after one year became full-time. Since then, we have graduated two from Shekinah, and currently have a senior and a 7th grader at Shekinah. 
 
When Shekinah approached me about teaching here, it was easy for me to think of joining the faculty here, which I did in 2017. I am passionate about what I teach! I love helping my students look at literature with a Biblical lens. We read many wonderful books and literary genres in their four high school years. I have a successful comprehensive, step-by-step process by which I help them become successful writers, and of course, we learn grammar along the way as well. I have attached my syllabi if you are interested in seeing what we do class by class. 
 
The Shekinah family is truly special, and I hope you'll join us!