By Amanda Compton
When God began preparing her heart to re-enter the workforce full-time, Amy Warren was confident that God had good plans for her and would lead her to a teaching position where she could be content. Little did she know, however, that He would go a step further — and give her the desire of her heart.
That said, Warren was thrilled when TOCS Co-Head of School Mrs. Sherry Blough called to inform her of the open fourth grade teaching position at Twin Oaks Christian School.
“Third and fourth are my favorite grades to teach!” she said. “The students are independent enough to do things on their own, but are also eager to please and excited about learning.”
It was evident to Warren that God had orchestrated the details surrounding this opportunity and that Twin Oaks is where she was supposed to be.
“After sending our youngest son, William, to Twin Oaks for seventh grade this past year, I felt called to apply for a position at TOCS,” said Warren. “William had an excellent year at Twin Oaks!”
Warren launched her teaching career in 1995 with St. Louis’ Normandy Public School District. In 1997, her husband’s job took them to Memphis, Tenn., and she joined the Shelby County School District as a third grade teacher. During this time, Amy served on the research committee to adopt a new math curriculum. She also collaborated with other third grade teachers to develop themes and lessons to enhance curriculum and develop student behavior contracts with the counselor.
The Warrens moved back to St. Louis in 2006. Once all of their children were in school, Amy began substitute teaching, which led to a position at Westminster Christian Academy where she worked from 2011 to 2015 as an admissions representative.
Having worked closely with the WCA director of admissions on school-wide recruiting events, Warren said, “This was a wonderful opportunity to interact with prospective families, and to see a different side of education that I would otherwise never have had a chance to experience.”
Most recently, Amy served as the interim sixth grade teacher at Kirk Day School, from where each of her three children graduated.
Warren has an education degree from the University of Missouri and a master’s in counseling from the University of Memphis.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, bike riding, attending plays and concerts, exploring new restaurants and spending time with friends and family.
She and her husband, Don, have been married for 20 years and have three children: Rebekah (18), who is attending college at Baylor University in Waco, Tex.; Ian (16), who attends De Smet Jesuit High School, and William (14), currently enrolled at Twin Oaks.
“I am excited to return to teaching full-time and look forward to getting to know the Twin Oaks Community,” added Warren.
“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” ~ Psalm 37:4