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Sophia Chong
Junior Kindergarten 2

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Degrees: Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education/PK-4 from Cairn University in Pennsylvania

Hometown: I am from Singapore but I spent my growing up years in and out of the island across Indonesia, Australia, China, and the United States.

Family: I come from a family of four. My parents are missionaries currently based in Singapore. My older brother just finished his degree in Politics, Law and Economics and will be moving to New Zealand to seek God's calling for him. 

Why did you come to teach at PTCS?

Since my days at university, I have felt drawn to teach at a school that really seeks to meet the needs of a community. I was disillusioned by institutions that seemed to operate more like businesses than schools on a mission to nurture their students. I wanted to work at a school with people that sought to live out their love. During my job search, I stumbled across PTCS - having never heard of it before the day I applied. After speaking with Principal Ho and getting a good idea of what PTCS stands for, the Lord moved my heart's desire to be here in Chicago. 

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

I enjoy working in and with the community of believers - especially the staff/faculty's dedication to being a part of the body of Christ. I also enjoy just being a classroom teacher. Getting to know my students and their families always puts a smile on my face. 

What are your favorite moments with students?

My favorite moments are the most unexpected, profound happenings when a student shows their compassion for a teacher or another student. I feel like I get to see a little glimpse of God's love in the tiniest of human beings. 

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