As a devoted, loving teacher, Mrs. Coyner prepares to say farewell to the home of the past 12 years of her life. After spending 12 years in the CB math department, Mrs. Elizabeth Coyner begins a new journey. “I’ve dedicated 28 years of my life to teaching and it’s an important part of my life,” […]
As a devoted, loving teacher, Mrs. Coyner prepares to say farewell to the home of the past 12 years of her life.
After spending 12 years in the CB math department, Mrs. Elizabeth Coyner begins a new journey.
“I’ve dedicated 28 years of my life to teaching and it’s an important part of my life,” the committed staff member describes.
It is a bittersweet moment, but the thrill of adventure comes with change.
Mrs. Coyner will remain in the world of math, taking a position with CPM, College Preparatory Mathematics, as the Executive Director.
“It’s education not for profit,” she explains. “Being non-profit, all the profits that we make, if any, need to be reinvested in the mission statement,” which is to offer professional development and curriculum materials in an engaging environment.
“What happens in the classroom rewrites the curriculum,” she describes. “The curriculum is based upon the research of how learning is most successful.”
Even though she will no longer be in the classroom on a daily basis, her work will continue to change and enhance the lives of students and their educational experience.
“I’m very sad to be leaving CB,” the passionate teacher says. “‘Im going to miss the daily interaction with students so much.”
The feeling among students is reciprocal. Adrianna Alvarado (‘16) explains why she will miss such a giving, dedicated teacher.
“I’ll miss a teacher that loves to teach with a passion, who does not just want to teach us math, but life lessons,” the sophomore says.
Her experience at CB has had a huge impact on Mrs. Coyner’s life.
“It’s a blessing to be at work with my husband and to teach at a school where I can be held accountable to my faith and moral convictions and to be able to share it with others.”
The math teacher is also fond of the access the CB community has to retreats.
“To be able to have a window into the current issues of today’s youth is important; and to let them know they are loved by myself, the whole staff, and Jesus,” she explains.
Her love for teaching derives from the children she teaches.
“Kids make me laugh,” she says smiling. “I truly believe they know that I care about them and that gives them reason for success in life.”
“It’s my opportunity to give back. It’s my way to help kids see the potential they have within themselves and give them skills for life.”
The impact of Mrs. Coyner’s work, guidance, love, and compassion will always reside in the heart of the CB community.