November 16, 2020
Prince Honors Educators of the Year for 2019-2020 School Year
Pictured Left to Right: Stacy Reincheld and Becky Padgett
The mission statement of Prince Avenue Christian School is “to partner with Christian families to provide scripturally based discipleship while pursuing excellence in academics, fine arts, and athletics from a biblical worldview.” None of this mission would be possible without the highly qualified and extraordinarily talented, dedicated, and godly teachers that are hands-on with Prince students day in and day out.
In the spirit of recognizing the commitment and dedication of the faculty at PACS, each year the school recognizes individual teachers as the Colossians 3:23 Educators of the Year, nominated by their peers as remarkable and doing “everything as unto the Lord”.
Second-grade teacher Becky Padgett and middle school math teacher Stacy Reincheld are the 2019-2020 Prince Avenue Christian School Educators of the Year. Because of the delays associated with last school year, Mrs. Padgett and Mrs. Reincheld are being recognized at this time. Each received a crystal vase and a generous donation by a friend of the school.
Becky Padgett has been in education for 42 years having taught in both public and private schools before joining the Prince faculty in 2015. She has an extensive background in multiple areas of education including curriculum planning, tutoring, and mentoring other teachers. At Prince, Mrs. Padgett has taught both 1st and 2nd grades and has been instrumental in beginning the school-wide mission project “Children Helping Children” in which students help those impacted by the floods that occurred in South Carolina in the fall of 2015. In 2017, she earned the honor of GISA Master Teacher.
Becky is described by her peers as a compassionate teacher and wonderful colleague. “Becky carries out her teaching with love and joy and goes above and beyond when planning for her students. She is always welcoming and willing to share ideas with other teachers.”
Becky says she values the partnership with parents and other teachers that she experiences at Prince Avenue Christian School. “Our parents expect and appreciate the attention to discipleship in light of our ever changing and turbulent world today. I also enjoy the collaboration between lower school teachers and our willingness to share ideas and innovations in teaching and learning.”
Becky explains that her desires and hopes for her students is that they will take with them the high expectations and love of learning that she has instilled in them. “I want them to always remember that God loves them and is always with them.”
Stacy Reincheld began her career at Prince in 2018. Previously, Stacy and her husband were missionaries to Kenya where she taught at Rift Valley Academy. At Prince, Stacy teaches middle school accelerated, college prep, and honors math classes. She also helps with the costumes in the Fine Arts department, is the middle school Math Olympics coordinator, and is the 7th-grade class sponsor.
Stacy is described by other teachers as an understanding and compassionate teacher who patiently works with students to help them with a difficult subject. “Stacy wants each student she teaches to succeed, not only in math, but in life. She strives to be available for her students and teaches them in a way that shows she loves them and that God loves them.”
Stacy values the relationships she has built with other faculty and staff at Prince Avenue. “I enjoy working in a community that has the same goal in bringing up future leaders for Christ.” She also enjoys that all grades in the school remain on one campus. “I am able to see day to day my desire to see students grow and mature into their own relationship with the Lord. The influence we have on the lives of our students can lead to worldwide impact for the Kingdom of God.”