Hello, my name is Elizabeth Haeger and I am excited to be your student’s Elementary Science and Middle School “Adventures of the Mind” teacher. I feel so lucky to be joining such a kind and faithful group of faculty at AVCS!
I was born and raised in Newport Beach. I also spent 6 great years living in Los Angeles, but happily became an Orange County local again last summer. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University, which came to good use when I spent 5 years serving high school and middle school students through the youth ministry organization, Young Life. Through that role, I was connected to a local school district in the LA area, where I began substitute teaching. I then became a Kindergarten teaching assistant, which is when I realized teaching is one of the greatest jobs in the world!
I received my Master’s Degree in Education and Multiple Subject teaching credential at USC. I had the privilege of working in the Santa Ana Unified School District with 2nd and 4th graders last year. I have no doubt that God has led me to my new role at AVCS through all of these experiences. I am passionate about seeing students engaged and excited about learning!
One of my favorite Bible verses is John 10:10, when Jesus says, “I came so they may have life, and have it abundantly.” My life was altered forever when I decided to follow Jesus, and I am a firm believer that all of us experience our most fulfilling life “in abundance” when in relationship with God. My hope is that I can communicate that to students through my interactions with them this year.In regards to faith and science, I think Louis Pasteur said it best when he remarked, “Science brings men nearer to God…the more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator.” I am looking forward to a fantastic year.
Aliso Viejo Christian School is a ministry of Lutheran Church of the Cross Teaching the Christian faith is integrated in all we do, because we believe in one God who is eternally revealed through the Creator, our Heavenly Father and source of knowledge; through Jesus Christ, His only Son and our source of salvation; and through the Holy Spirit, the Sustainer and Giver of Faith. Qualified Christian teachers provide an excellent learning environment of safety, security, respect, and Christ's love. More Info >>