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Mrs. Bowersox's Story

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When my family and I first visited HCES in 2015 we were in search of a place that would be a good academic fit for our first grader. As cliché as it sounds, we instantly felt something special on campus. It was hard to pinpoint exactly what it was, but we were intrigued and wanted to learn more.
Fast forward three years and it is still hard to pinpoint one thing that sets HCES apart. But here’s what I think. What Holy Comforter does better than anyone around is nurture the whole child—and the faculty we have pour their blood, sweat, and tears into loving these children fiercely, every day. As a parent, I am so grateful for this, and it has made all the difference.  
When I started teaching here last year, I felt instantly at home. I love that each day I come to school, I get the opportunity to share a devotion or attend chapel with my students and then turn around and challenge them to think critically about a difficult math concept. And In between all of it, we get to run and play outside and just be let them be kids. I love challenging them to do things like stand up in front of their peers to present a chapel service, and then sit back to watch them show amazing courage and understanding of what it’s really all about. I love watching these kids collaborate and share ideas. I love overhearing them support each other when they think no one is listening. I love the look on their faces when I join them for a game of knock-out at recess. And I love that through all of the ups and downs that come with daily classroom life, we are able to teach them to be good to one another, even if it means we have to skip a reading lesson. At Holy Comforter, we work hard, we play hard, and we love each other.

Sarah Bowersox, 3rd Grade Teacher