Creative Arts & Electives

 

Mrozinski ElizabethElizabeth Mrozinski

Art

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One of My Favorite Bible Verses:  "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Significant Life Experiences That Led Me to HLCS:  I attended Michigan State University, Go Green! While there, I received my Bachelor's degree in Education. I've held a variety of positions with students of all ages that allowed me both to teach and use my art background. Additionally, I co-owned By Design Marketing utilizing past marketing, PR and ad design experience.

I Love HLCS because…  it's like one big family. Everyone looks out for one another and builds each other up to follow and seek after the Lord. I have never worked in a more supportive and encouraging environment for both staff and students. My family recently decided to send our two sons to Harbor Light because of the atmosphere and quality Christ centered education.

Activities & hobbies I enjoy:  Painting, beach days, travel, gardening, spending time outdoors and volunteering in Kid's Community at our church. I also enjoy playing with our two sweet dogs Bubba and Bernie.

 

Josh ErnstJosh Ernst

Physical Eduaction

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One of My Favorite Bible Verses:  "God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also." Gen. 1:16
Because, oh by the way, there was a little time left that day, so He also made a trillion or so stars. What an Amazing God!

Significant Life Experiences That Led Me to HLCS:  I have conducted research at a national lab, I have taught classes at a large state college, I have worked in one of the most prestigious physics departments in the world - but there was something incredibly special about the opportunity to come home and help make a difference in the lives of young men and women who are working hard to become shining lights in this world.

I Love HLCS because…  The staff is smart and kind. The students are eager and devoted. And the administration is caring and wise. HLCS gets that it is important to prepare young people to excel as students, but even more important to prepare them to be good people.

Activities & hobbies I enjoy:  I enjoy playing and coaching sports and spending time outdoors with family and friends.

 

Donna Powers

Donna Powers

Drama / Yearbook / Student Council

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One of My Favorite Bible Verses: One of my favorite Bible verses is Isaiah 40:28-31 (NIV). "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." 

Significant Life Experiences that have led you to HLCS: Our oldest daughter came to us one day and said that she felt she should switch to a Christian school to be closer with other Christians and have more Christian friends. We enrolled her in the middle of her freshman year and she loved it! We planned to enroll our other two children the following year but ended up moving. A year later we returned and put all three daughters in HLCS. They were welcomed with open arms. Harbor Light has made the transition back up north much easier for all of us! I like to be involved with the school and so I volunteered and began doing the Facebook page, then the website and now a position in the office! I love what I do at Harbor Light so much that it doesn't really seem like a "job"! I am really enjoying the encouragement and blessing of working with others who love the LORD and are seeking to glorify Him in their teaching and service. With all our hearts we strive to prepare the next generation of leaders for Christ!

I love HLCS because… of the family atmosphere that is here. I love how the school strives to glorify God in how they teach and how they emphasize families, and encourage church involvement like a stool with three legs (Family, Church, School). The staff is truly committed to helping the students grow in the LORD while also helping them identify their gifts and where God may be guiding them for the future. This is a wonderful place!

Activities & hobbies I enjoy: I enjoy ministering with family and friends as well as studying and teaching God's word. I love working at Bible Camp in the summer and investing in the next generation. I like playing and coaching volleyball and taking picutures!

 

Zach PortaZach Porta

Worship Arts

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One of My Favorite Bible Verses:  "If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work." 2 Timothy 2:21

Significant Life Experiences That Led Me to HLCS:  In January 2016, I accepted the Worship Arts Director position at Harbor Light Community Chapel. Our oldest daughter was enrolled in the Readiness Program fall 2016 and our experience with the school was great! So this year, both of our girls and myself are at Harbor Light Christian School.

I Love HLCS because…  it encourages students to have an individual relationship with our Creator and provides a safe environment for kids to learn about Him while still excelling academically.

Activities & hobbies I enjoy:  I love spending time with my family. Playing the guitar. Singing. Songwriting. Worshiping.

 

Rebecca GallardoRebecca Gallardo

Spanish

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One of My Favorite Bible Verses:  "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2

Significant Life Experiences That Led Me to HLCS:  I attended Harbor Light as a student from 1997-2002. The HLCS community supported me during a family crisis and provided me with an excellent Christian academic education. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt upon graduating that I wanted to go to college to become a teacher like the Harbor Light teachers who were there for me, set a good example for me, and prayed for me. After graduating with my teaching degree in 2006, I had the opportunity to teach in both private and public schools overseas and in the mid-west. These experiences confirmed for me the uniqueness of the Harbor Light staff and the overall Christian environment that I did not find elsewhere. I moved back to the area in May 2017, and started considering possible teaching jobs. Harbor Light was my first choice as it gives me opportunities to share my faith with students as well as to be supported again in a truly loving, caring environment by some of the same teachers who taught me. It has been like a dream come true to return to HLCS after all these years. I am so thankful that God paved a way for me to come back!

I Love HLCS because…  it provides a combination of academic excellence and spiritual relevance for students. What makes it truly wonderful here is the community of people who love their students and love each other as Christ loves.

Activities & hobbies I enjoy:  reading, water skiing, traveling, speaking Spanish, and playing at the park with my three kids.

 

Becky FettigBecky Fettig

Tutoring / Library / English / Art

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One of My Favorite Bible Verses: "I can do all things through him who strengthens me." Phil. 4:13

Significant life experiences that led me to HLCS: Harbor Light was a very positive and influencial experience for our son Michiah. He is now a missionary with Y.W.A.M. in Thailand. This is the second year at HLCS for our youngest two kids and our Chinese, exchange student, son. 

I love HLCS because… the teachers and staff love and care about all the students.

Activities & hobbies I enjoy: Reading, making cards, sewing, camping, and crafts.

 

female no photoFlorence Cleary

Library / Tutoring

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One of My Favorite Bible Verses:  "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth." 3 John 1:4

Significant Life Experiences That Led Me to HLCS:  I originally moved to this area to teach at HLCS, though I later had to leave for financial reasons. After retiring from the public schools, I'm back at HLCS part time.

I Love HLCS because…  3 of my four children graduated from HLCS. I appreciate the small class sizes here and the wonderful, caring classroom teachers!

Activities & hobbies I enjoy:  Reading is my main hobby.