Staff Quotes

Teachers and Staff Share What It's Like to Work at Dalat

Dalat parents, students, and alumni consistently say the one thing they appreciate the most about their time at school is the excellent teaching staff, how much the teachers care about the students, and the relationships they build together. Hear in their own words what teachers have to say about their experience at Dalat.

Dalat staff come from all over the world but since Dalat is an American-curriculum school most of the teachers come from North America.

Our Staff Think Dalat is

Jens
Hieber

HS English teacher

Dalat holds teachers and students to a high standard while providing the support and freedom to reach it creatively. There is space for innovation, time for exploration, and willingness to try different approaches. A continuous striving for excellence in so many areas from teaching staff to administrators to those in maintenance contribute to making this school one of the highest caliber. I get to teach classes I love to students who care.

Dustin
Roberts

Art and Bible teacher

I teach at Dalat because it is the fulfillment of my vocation, my calling to work in Christian education. The best part about my day is knowing how important my work is and that God can take these loaves and fishes and do more than I can imagine. Being in a place that allows me to teach unapologetically from the Christian worldview in today’s social climate is increasingly rare.

Kelly
Burleson

HS Science teacher

The best part about working at Dalat is the students. Our students are, for the most part, motivated to do well and very respectful, and it’s a pleasure to teach them and watch them learn. I work at Dalat because I spent 12 years teaching in public schools in the U.S. and was about to give up teaching because of the apathy and, in some cases, hostility, from both students and parents. Dalat has given me the opportunity to do what I love, which is teach students who want to learn. I also know my own children are receiving an amazing education here.

Jodi
Roberts

3rd grade teacher

Something continues to draw me to Dalat. After visiting the school on a college trip and student teaching here, I was hired a couple of years later as staff. Dalat is not just a school; it is a community. This community works together to reach common goals.

Bethany
Weidemann

MS Language Arts and Bible Teacher

As a Dalat alumni, I love the opportunity to work at a place that I love so much. My teachers invested in me when I was a student here, and now I have the chance to do that for my students. Working at a Christian school where you can integrate your faith into your teaching is a great opportunity, and I love how diverse our student body is!

Tarin
Daniels

MS Language Arts teacher

My favorite thing about working at Dalat is the fact that the staff are a priority, that they are taken care of and that they are given the best opportunities and resources to constantly improve their teaching abilities. I have a strong relationship with my colleagues and feel that I am fully supported in any decision-making process that needs to take place. There is an open line of communication amongst my colleagues. The best thing about my day is knowing that I am going to a school that works towards both children and adults forming a relationship with the Lord.
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