Mrs. Dolvin's Cougar Corner


This web page is intended to provide students and their parents with information about Mrs. Dolvin's classes.

For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Romans 11:36

Why mathematics?

Mathematicians are in great demand in our society. Careers in finances, technology, health care, construction, engineering, and many other fields require solid mathematical skills. Students need to view mathematics from a Christian perspective. At Colonial Christian School, we provide students with the opportunity to acquire essential knowledge and skills within an environment that encourages Christian character and service. Students also concentrate on practical problem-solving abilities by providing experiences in solving real-life application problems.

Testimony

Family

Qualifications

Realizing my need for a Savior, I was led to the Lord by my father when I was four years old. Using the Scriptures, primarily the “Roman’s Road” and Ephesians 2:8-9, my father explained that I was not good enough on my own and that the only way to receive salvation was to put my faith in the saving work of Christ on the cross. I followed the Spirit’s leading and accepted the finished work of Christ. Following my salvation experience, I was baptized at my home church during a New Year’s Eve Service.

I was fortunate to be reared in a Christian home and to attend a Christian school and sound Church. Thus, I had many opportunities to grow as I remained tender toward spiritual things. In addition to my parents, I was often exposed to numerous Godly teachers, coaches, pastors, and friends, for which I am grateful.

Realizing the call of God on my life early in my college career, I pursued my desire to be a Christian school teacher. Because my mother was an elementary teacher at a Christian school, I thought I would follow in her path. However, during my sophomore year I realized that my burden for teens was leading me into secondary education. I followed the Lord’s leading and changed my major to Secondary Education, with a concentration in mathematics. I have never regretted this decision, as I have been able to develop lasting relationships with the students I have been privileged to teach.

I thoroughly enjoy and value training young people to make good choices and to be good influences on the people around them. In addition to the subjects I teach, I encourage young people to grow in their walks with the Lord. I love to see young people make decisions in following the Lord and doing what He commands us to do. I also enjoy seeing students come to love mathematics and succeed in the professions to which God has called them, whether in secular or ministry positions.

Throughout my academic life, I attended a Christian school, and, as such, I have seen the benefits. I strongly believe that it is important for young people to have a good Christian education so that they can not only excel academically, but also grow in Him and learn the truth about the Bible. The training that students receive at a Christian school should enable them to make right choices for themselves as they grow older.

Steve is a Full Professor of Finance at Butler University. He enjoys studying God's Word, basketball, & the outdoors. Steve spends a lot of time serving at Trinity Baptist Church. Steve & Kourtney have been married for 23 years.

Kourtney is a part-time teacher and a full-time mom. She also enjoys serving at Trinity Baptist Church, as well as spending time with family, sports, & hiking. Her Monday evenings are spent playing indoor soccer.

Landon is 17 years old & is a Senior at CCS. He enjoys learning, playing sports, particularly basketball and baseball, the outdoors, & going to church. He would like to go into a career in mathematics.

Layton is 15 years old & is a Sophomore at CCS. Layton also enjoys school & church, spending time with family, & basketball & baseball. Layton really likes being outdoors & would like to perhaps study engineering when he gets older.

Lauryn is 13 years old & is an 8th grader at CCS. She enjoys everything about life! She is very involved in tumbling, cheer, soccer, volleyball, and basketball and also enjoys trying to do everything her brothers are doing! She enjoys being around people & always looks forward to church.

UPDATED 8/21

EDUCATION:

  • Pensacola Christian College. Pensacola, Florida. August 1995 to May 1999. Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education: Mathematics.

  • Grace College. Winona Lake, Indiana. July 2012 to May 2014. Master of Education.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Colonial Christian School. Indianapolis, Indiana. 2011-present. Responsible for outlining and presenting concepts in an understandable format for the following classes: Fundamentals of Mathematics, Pre-Algebra I, Algebra II College Prep, Algebra II Honors and Senior Mathematics. Also responsible for running a mathematics program for high-ability students in grades 2 through 6, Colonial Assessment Prep course to prepare students for standardized testing, Graduation Plans + Pathways Program, and Cheer Coach.

  • Trinity Christian Academy. Lexington, Kentucky. 2001-2004. Responsible for outlining and presenting concepts in an understandable format for the following classes: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus. Also responsible for coaching girls basketball.

  • Pensacola Christian Academy. Pensacola, Florida. 1999-2001. Responsible for outlining and presenting concepts in an understandable format for the following classes: Algebra I, Business Mathematics, Consumer Mathematics, and World Geography. Also responsible for coaching Varsity Cheerleading.

LICENSES:

  • State of Indiana: Professional Educator's License; Endorsement Middle School, Junior High, High School Mathematics

  • American Association of Christian Schools: Secondary Teacher and Administrator Professional License; Endorsement Educational Administration, Mathematics, History

  • Association of Christian Schools International: Educator Certificate; Endorsement Mathematics, History

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