- Middle School Photography Teacher
Janelle graduated from Cedarville University in Ohio with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree along with a minor in Bible. Following graduation she worked at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis as a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Nurse for 8 years. After a move to the central Illinois area & a couple years off, Janelle started work at the Women’s Pregnancy Center of Illinois (a CareNet Crisis Pregnancy Center) where she was a Nurse Educator for 9 years teaching both in the clinic itself, as well as to over 50 area public & private middle schools, high schools, and colleges on the topic of Sexual Health & Wellness.
In October of 2017, Janelle and her husband of 15 years moved their family to Kennesaw, GA. Their three children (7th, 6th & 1st grade) began attending school at NCCS which has provided a great sense of community for the whole family. They attend Four Points Church in Acworth, GA. Janelle loves attending the various sports & music activities that her children participate in, but also enjoys being outside, reading, music & doing anything design-related.
Her favorite scripture and life verses are Ephesians 5:1-2, “Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are His dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered Himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.”
Why I love my job:
Having taught in the public school environment for many years, I love my job here because I have the privilege to introduce students to the difference God makes in every aspect of our lives (no matter what the subject is that we are studying). I value each student as being made in God’s image and I love sharing time with them while teaching them about the world God created and the abundant life He offers us through His redeeming work on the Cross.
Why I chose NCCS:
I chose NCCS first because I love being able to integrate the world we see around us with the Kingdom we cannot see (but can wholly trust in through faith). I also chose NCCS because of the sense of care and community that is evident from the NCCS administration and filtered all the way to the students.