Shirley Day

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Education

Bachelors of Science in Science Education – University of Oklahoma

Graduate hours in Earth Science Education –Texas A&M

Graduate hours in Anatomy and Physiology – Texas Women’s University

Experience

Six years teaching Physical Science, Earth Science and 8th grade Honor’s Science at Richardson Jr. High School

Tutoring science students for the Academic Decathlon at MacArthur High School in Irving

Tutored many students at my kitchen table over the last 30 years—all ages and subjects!

Started teaching Abeka Biology and Apologia Physical Science the year THEO opened in 2006. Added Apologia General Science in 2014.

Friday School at THEO Director and Teacher for 10 years! –A joy to serve this group of moms and students!

Homeschool teacher to my 6 children for 26 years. My baby graduated from THEO in 2020!

Awana leader and helper over the years from Cubbies to the High School program

Sunday School Teacher for 20 years from Pre-K through Jr. High—whatever was needed that year.  : )

Vacation Bible School Director or Teacher for 10+ years

Led many Bible studies over the years with different groups of women

Current area of service—Baba (grandma) to 4 grandchildren and 6 foster grandchildren and counting!

Personal

Married to my faithful husband, Tim, since 1987. We met as public school teachers at Richardson Jr. High, but somehow always felt led to home school our own 6 children. We started the journey taking it one year at a time. I had no idea that I would home school for 26 years! That seems crazy, but it is something that we do not regret in any way! There is not enough space (even on the web) to write all the lessons I have learned raising and educating my children—every one of them unique with their own gifts and challenges which stretched me and showed me my own areas of growth in the Lord that needed to be addressed.

By the grace of God, five of our children are grown, married and serving in their own communities and churches. The baby is beginning college and we are looking forward to seeing where the Lord leads him in the coming years.

I have always had a teacher’s heart. There has not been a time in my life when I wasn’t teaching. God continues to bring opportunities to show His Love and His Hand in creation to others. I especially love teaching science to all ages. It seems the perfect place to let His light shine through me.