Rebecca Eckert (Kindergarten)
What degree(s) do you hold? From what school(s)? What was your area of concentration?
BA Filmmaking, minors in English Literature and Family & Human Development from Arizona State. I’m currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary!
What is your previous work experience?
I taught Pre K for two years at Xplor Preschool and one year at ACS. I’ve worked with youth ages 12-18 as a mentor and Bible teacher for the past decade.
Tell us about your friends and family:
I share a home with my best friend, her husband, and their 3 year old daughter (who knows me as Auntie Becca)! We’ve all lived together since their daughter was 6 months old! Being an auntie fills my heart right up to the very top! I also have a 17 year old cat named Maximus and four hermit crabs (Henry, Ezra, Linus, and Cephas). I am originally from Chicago but have lived in Austin since I was in 7th grade (except for my time in college). My mom, dad, and younger brother all live in the Austin-area, and my older sister lives in Arizona!
What do you enjoy about Classical education?
I love the classical desire help children grow in virtue so that they might flourish and promote flourishing in the world. I love getting to illuminate the connection between each lesson and God’s truth, beauty, and goodness. Classical Christian education cultivates deep joy within me and brings me to delight in God more and more. It is my deepest desire as a teacher to help children delight in the Lord, grow in wisdom, discover their unique giftings, and develop a love for learning as worship.
What brought you to Austin Classical School?
I love the community at ACS. I love that we are a community who desire to give children an excellent education that draws them into a deeper relationship with the Lord. I love that it is a partnership between families, teachers, and faculty working together towards the holy calling of raising children in the way they should go. I love kindergarten because of their deep curiosity, their silliness and delight, and their surprisingly profound insights into faith! I love 5th & 6th grade because I love seeing the way children come more and more into their own as they approach their teen years and figure out who they are and how they want to express their God-given identity!
What are some of your hobbies?
I love all forms of art! I love to paint, knit, sew, sculpt, you name it! I also play the trumpet with a community band called Band of the Hills and will be singing with SoCo Women’s Chorus beginning this fall. I play ukulele, guitar, and piano as personal hobbies. If I’m not making art or music, I’m usually running, playing video games, drinking lattes, reading any genre of book, dancing, or watching movies with friends!
What do you hope your students will learn from you this year?
I hope the students grow in their delight in the Lord, their delight in others, and their delight in how they have been made. I hope they know they are relentlessly loved by God and that they grow in their ability to show that love to others. I hope they know more and more that they are fearfully and wonderfully made. I hope that all of these things will be made abundantly clear, not only through the way I interact with them, but through the curriculum as well.