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Mrs. Amanda Somes

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Mrs. Amanda Somes

Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Amanda Somes was homeschooled through a classical education approach and graduated from Biola University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Intercultural Studies. At Biola, she participated in the Torrey Honors Institute, a Great Books program that emphasizes learning through Socratic discussion. In addition, she has a certification for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and in the past, she taught Sunday School, tutored young children, instructed English language learners, and nannied for several families. This will be her first year teaching at Veritas, and she hopes to model gentleness, patience, curiosity, a teachable spirit, and love for her students and for the Lord. Amanda is married to her husband Ben. Together they enjoy cooking food from around the world, watching nature documentaries, and hiking, and they desire to serve the Lord in mission work with an unreached people group.

“It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and it shall be lifted up above the hills; and peoples shall flow to it, and many nations shall come, and say:“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide disputes for strong nations far away; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore; but they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree, and no one shall make them afraid, for the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken.For all the peoples walk each in the name of its god, but we will walk in the name of the Lord our God forever and ever.” -Micah 4:1-5