CHRIS SPURGIN: Dynamic Teacher, Devoted Parent, Loyal Alumni
“When I was a student at MCS, we only had one class of 13 students. I felt close with my classmates because of the small size. Above all, I had teachers that poured into my life and held high standards for my academics and character. They emphasized respect for authority, showing Christ’s love to my peers, and using God’s Word to guide my decisions.” This is Chris Spurgin’s perspective on being an MCS student from 1987 to 1993 – years before he would answer God’s call to become a math teacher at the very same school.
Fast forward to 2017. A lot has changed, but a lot has stayed the same. “We have new technologies, a wider variety of programs, and a larger student body – but the mission has never changed, and students continue leaving prepared to think critically and live out God’s Word.”
When thinking about how he became a teacher, Chris credits his MCS teachers who poured into him at an early age. Once he started at Biola University and began working as a math tutor, he knew he had found his calling working with children. Six years into his teaching career he noticed that MCS had a job opening, and the rest is history.
“I love the culture at MCS. The students are a privilege to teach, and the work environment is second to none. My colleagues are true professionals, excellent in their craft, and absolutely love what they do. We are a family here.” Chris is 100% committed to his students and ensuring that they are well-prepared for the rigor of high school mathematics.
As the one and only person who has experienced all three roles of MCS student, teacher, and parent, Chris now enjoys having his own daughter enrolled in first grade. “I see how her teachers love and connect with her, nurturing her growth not only academically, but socially and spiritually as well.”
Chris’s journey at MCS continues on as a dynamic teacher and devoted parent, and MCS students are blessed because of it!