Faculty Focus – Mrs. Bree Rauhut
As a middle school teacher at Shalom Christian Academy, Mrs. Bree Rauhut brings a passion for reading, writing, grammar, and poetry to students in 6th through 8th grades. “I chose education as my profession because I wanted to share my love of reading and writing with students. I also had a tough time in middle school academically and socially. I knew that I wanted to teach middle school so I could speak into the lives at the stage of life I struggled the most,” she said.
Mrs. Rauhut teaches for 7 periods each day – language arts for 7th and 8th grades and computer for 6th grade. She has worked at Shalom for 11 years. Her goal is to get to know students as individuals. “I just really want my students to understand grammar and enjoy class. I am always trying to think of ways to achieve those goals,” she said. “We have the annual middle school retreat in the fall and activity periods on Fridays during the year which includes clubs. At the retreat we get the opportunity to be at a camp for three days and spend time in chapel sessions, playing games, and eating meals together. It is always a great time of fun, spiritual growth, and fellowship. During activity periods we play games, eat snacks, and just have fun. Clubs is another time we get to share a personal interest with our students and spend time with them in fellowship.”
Building relationships around Christ is one of her favorite parts of working at Shalom Christian Academy. “I love that we are Christ-centered here. I pray with and for my students. I get to spend time in chapels and devotions with them as well. I also get to have devotions and prayer time with fellow teachers,” she said. “I feel like most people only experience a community of believers at church on Sundays and maybe Wednesday nights, but I get that experience all week long.”
Mrs. Rauhut and her husband Marcus have two daughters and live in Chambersburg. When she’s not spending time with her family, you can find her learning and practicing a new knitting pattern. The Rauhuts attend Central Presbyterian Church on the square.