Vicki Hightower

Summary of teaching experience

I have homeschooled my own 7 children for 30 years total. I taught at Classical Conversations 2007-2009 to middle and high school students. I have recently taught at Metro Academic studies from 2012-2015 in middle school and high school science and 2017-2022 in pre Algebra and Algebra.

Level of education and specific focus

I have a bachelor of science in education from Valdosta State, and a bachelor of science in engineering from Georgia Tech.

Why did you decide to become a teacher?

I have always enjoyed the challenge of learning. Since most children have a natural desire to learn, it inspires me to teach as I inspire them to learn.

What do you appreciate the most about the Principle Approach?

I am drawn to the Principle Approach method because it incorporates the Bible into every subject. I believe this method of using God’s principles and His Word throughout all disciplines of study will help students to gain a heart of wisdom as unto the Lord. Our founding fathers who learned with this approach were wise men who led our country into freedom and who wrote the Constitution from the wisdom of the scriptures.

How do you teach a biblical worldview to your classroom?

The dictionary defines worldview as "one’s personal view of the world and how one interprets it." In order to teach a biblical worldview, I use the Bible to point out where principles originate and what the Lord says about a topic. Defining terms from a dictionary is also very important since so many words are being changed and/or distorted.

What do you want students to appreciate about your class?

I want students to find out that learning can be exciting as they seek the treasures of knowledge and truth from the one place where it can be found: the Bible. I desire for my students to use it as their basis for all learning.

What is unique about you, your talents that you bring to the classroom?

I will enjoy learning and diving into the subjects as much as I hope they will enjoy it!