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Meet Sarah Harmon

Meet Sarah Harmon

September 22, 2020
By Heather Sanders

What do you currently teach and what have you taught in the past? 

Currently, I teach 8th grade Humanities. Previously I have taught both 5th and 6th grade, and I was a youth minister for four years teaching middle and high school students.

What attracted you to teaching at Providence? 

I heard about Providence when we moved to Dothan last year, and I was eager to teach in a truly Christian environment. Providence’s classical Christian approach was also intriguing and has been a fun, new challenge.

What inspires you to teach year after year? 

I love building relationships with students, and it is such a joy to watch them grow and mature both as people and learners.

Tell us about your family?

I am married to Joe Harmon, who actually went to preschool at FPC!

What is something interesting about your family? 

I am a fifth-generation teacher. My mother is a professor at Samford University, my grandmother taught nurses at UAB, my great grandmother taught 1st grade, and my great-great grandmother was a teacher as well.

What school / universities did you attend? 

I have a degree from the University of Virginia in Art History and Economics as well as a Master’s in Education from Samford University.

Where have you lived? 

I was born and raised in Birmingham and spent time in college and at a church in Charlottesville, Virginia.

What is an activity you especially enjoy besides teaching? 

I love to read and do anything outside. I’ve always loved to be on the water, but lately our family has gotten really interested in hiking. When we reach a beautiful view, our family loves to say, “thank you Lord for my eyeballs!”

Three adjectives you aspire to: 

Joyful, gracious, grateful

What is a favorite passage of Scripture? 

It is too hard for me to choose between Psalm 1 and Romans 8, especially Romans 8:38-39. “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Meet Lisa Lonidier: PCS Latin Teacher

September 15, 2020
By Heather Sanders

What do you currently teach and what have you taught in the past? 

I teach Latin 1 & 2 in Logic school.  I previously assisted Mrs. Compton in teaching Pre-Calculus, and homeschooled my four children and stepson.  

What attracted you to teaching at Providence?  My sons attended PCS during rhetoric school years and we loved the school and its vision and mission.  I have been praying for several years about a new avenue for the Lord to use me and was led in the direction of teaching at PCS, with the Lord confirming through the staff here.

What inspires you to teach year after year? 

Well, this is my first year teaching full time in a classroom setting, but I have always loved learning and enjoy the challenge of a new subject.  The students’ interest and love for learning is an inspiration, and the opportunity to speak into their lives in ways beyond just subject material, such as character development and building in strong spiritual and life principles.

Tell us about your family?  

I have four children and two grandchildren.  My youngest son and his wife graduated from PCS in 2010 and 2011 respectively. 

What is something interesting about your family? 

We moved to the Dothan area in 2004 and have built our home ourselves!

What school / universities did you attend? 

I graduated from High School in Orlando, Florida, then attended Furman University my freshman year. I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in French.    

Where have you lived? 

Orlando, South Carolina, Fort Worth, Wyoming, and several cities in the Tampa Bay area

What is an activity you especially enjoy besides teaching? 

I love spending time with my children and grandchildren, working in my gardens, knitting, reading and canoeing when we have time.

Three adjectives you aspire to: Abiding, inspiring and informing.

What is a favorite passage of Scripture?

My verse for 2020 is Isaiah 43:18-19

“SEE!  BEHOLD!  WATCH!  LOOK!  I AM even NOW doing something NEW!  NOW it springs forth and comes to light!  Do you SEE IT ??!!    Indeed, I MAKE A WAY in the WILDERNESS, in a desolate place, FLOODS – RIVERS !!”  

25 Years of PCS

September 08, 2020
By Emory Latta

Tuesday, September 8th, marks the 25th Anniversary of Providence Christian School. On a dollar-per-year leased piece of property that at that time was outside the city limits of Dothan, the dream of classical Christian education became a reality in September 1995. The Lord’s faithfulness to our school is evidenced even in the face of current challenges, cementing the values that twenty-five years later continue to remind us daily of God’s provision.

Therefore, in a reflection of First Presbyterian Church-Dothan’s vision in venturing into the world of Christian 1st through 6th-grade education in its initial year in 1995, a review of the school’s mission and vision is warranted.

Providence Christian School was birthed with the name “Providence” by the original board because of the apparent providential hand of the Lord in every detail and resource. The name was already Providence when the Meadow Wood Board granted PCS use of the former Girl Scout camp, which serves as the school campus. God’s evident favor in the timing of the provision of the resources, and the individuals He utilizes, energized those connected with the school in 1995, and that momentum continues in 2020.

Each person that is invested at PCS in 2020 connects to it through a thread of commonality in how they were called here by God. This “thread” that ties us together has multiple layers and is supported on the foundation of the providence of the Lord’s grace and will. The undergirding dynamic of sustaining buy-in is an understanding of the vision and mission. The adhesion created by this understanding is just as vital in 2020 as it was in 1995.

The original school charter declares that PCS is a classical Christian school. We are to be classical in vision and mission, as well as in name. Like 1995, classical Christian education is distinctive in the Wiregrass area as we are the only traditional school (non-homeschool) offering the CCE model.

We are classical in the tradition that believes that there is Truth, and it is knowable. In the face of an educational culture that has embraced relativism, a principle of classical education is that each child is an image-bearer of God and has a rational mind. We believe that all students can be trained to think and to reason when utilizing logic in searching for Truth. These Truths, in application with Biblical Truth, lead to wisdom.

We are Christian in that we recognize that Truth comes from the hand of God, who is the creator of the universe.  Unchanging, sovereign, and eternal, God has communicated these things through the revelation of His creation and His Word in a manner that is inerrant and inspired.

PCS Mission Statement: “By God’s grace, we are striving to be a school that impacts the entire family and encourages each student to become all that God calls him to be.”

 Our mission goals are to encourage students to 1) a lifelong love of learning, 2) become servant leaders, 3) become principled-thinkers.

 

Original Cottages 1995
Original Cottages 1995
PCS 2020

  

   

 

 

 

    

                                                                                          

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PCS COVID-19 Protocol

August 05, 2020
By Heather Sanders

Below you will find Providence Christian School protocol in regards to the COVID-19 virus.  

PCS COVID-19 Protocol

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