Betsy Morken

7th Grade Western Civilizations and Speech Communications
8th Grade American History
Middle School Drama Director/ HS Assistant Director
Faculty Sponsor for the Class of 2017

I graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University with a BA in Education, K-9, and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction. I began my career in the Olathe School District where I taught for 12 years. Following the birth of my daughter, Annie, I began teaching at MCA, and I have now been here for over 20 years. I love What I teach, I love Where I teach, but most of all, I love Who I teach. I am a “people” person, and my students are some of my favorite people. To have been called to an occupation that brings me so much joy is a blessing I do not take for granted.

We live in a world that is obsessed with outward appearances. It is a constant temptation to place too much emphasis on how we clothe ourselves, or how we appear to others.
As His child, I am honored to be a representative of God in my home, at my church, and in my classroom, so the question for me is not, “How do I want others to see me?” The question I ask myself daily is, “How do I want others to see God?” My prayer is that my students will see God’s mercy, kindness, gentleness, patience, love and forgiveness in and through me. When we enter a room and others notice a new item of clothing we are wearing, it’s nice. When we enter a room and others encounter the unconditional love and tenderhearted mercy of the Father, it’s eternal. May I always adorn myself in a way that accurately represents Christ, and brings Him glory and honor.

Since God chose you to be the holy people whom He loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. You must make allowance for each other’s faults and forgive the person who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. And the most important piece of clothing you must wear is love. Love is what binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are all called to live in peace. And always be thankful. ~Colossians 3:12-1

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