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What CCA Means to the Tuttle Family

Posted by Katie Tuttle on Mar 12, 2021 9:00:00 AM


One word: Community.

I first stepped foot onto campus during an Admissions Tour in 2015. I was impressed by everything I saw: the hallways adorned with remarkable student artwork, the classrooms furnished with interactive whiteboards, the smiles on all the faces. Most of all, I immediately felt the love of Christ. It was clear that God was in this place. His people were living out His purpose and raising Kingdom kids. The CCA mission statement aligned with our desires for our children. So much so, in fact, that I decided to apply for a teaching position.

That fall, my new colleagues came alongside me with a warm welcome, sweet encouragement, and graceful guidance. My heart leaped for joy as I welcomed 6th graders into my math classroom on the first day of school. I was nervous yet excited. My previous teaching experience was in the public school system, where most of my students’ primary language was Spanish, and their parents weren’t involved at the school. As I entered the private school sector, I wondered what parent involvement would look like. I’d heard rumors that it could be intrusive and overbearing.

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I was soon pleasantly surprised. At Meet the Teacher Night, every single parent was delightful. They made it clear that they trusted me, and they seemed excited to partner with me. I felt like they had my back, and their support gave me the confidence I needed when I was new to this community. They told me they were praying for me, and I knew they meant it. I was also richly blessed by their outpouring of generous gifts. They volunteered to cover my lunch duty, decorate my classroom for Christmas, and supply any needs that might arise. To this day, I am great friends with some of the mothers of that first class of 6th graders.

During my three years teaching at CCA, I became woven into the community, and it started to feel like a second home. I noticed how well the students bonded with each other. I witnessed first-hand how the middle and upper school teachers formed a rapport with their students. I am forever grateful for how the Pre-Grammar teachers poured their hearts into my children. They taught about Jesus’ love for them, and they made God’s Word come alive. My kids were excited to retell Bible stories and memorize scripture. Our teachers genuinely strive to foster a covenant community grounded in truth and grace.

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When the time came for me to step away from the classroom, God put the Moms in Prayer group in my path. I had no idea the amount of prayer happening behind the scenes. I want you to know that you are covered. You are cared for. As I continue to meet weekly with these friends, the Lord continues to pour out blessings on His people. The CCA community is one that loves unconditionally, in word and deed.

Staff, thank you for partnering with and serving our families. Parents, thank you for bonding together in unity as believers.

CCA is the example of community our children need.

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Topics: Community, Education