Mrs. Tamara Stevens
After graduating from Bangor Christian Schools in Bangor, Maine, I went on to further my education at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. I graduated in 1987, with an associate’s degree in secretarial administration and word processing. I then graduated in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and received my teaching certification from the American Association of Christian Schools. I taught second grade for six years at First Baptist Christian Academy, which later became known as Baptist Village Christian Academy. After a few years absence (when I got married and my husband and I returned to BBC so that he could finish his degree), we moved back into the area and I taught English grammar and composition to students in the fifth through eighth grades. When our school closed, my husband and I opted to homeschool our children. During this time, I was employed as a tutor for two Classical Conversations communities (in Sunderland and East Longmeadow) for students from four to twelve years old. I am presently enjoying my fifth year of teaching at CCS.
I grew up in a lovely wooded area in the state of Maine, where I met Jesus at age five. I grew to love him, and I dedicated my life to him at age sixteen. I read in a book once that research reveals that the most influential people in a child’s life, after their parents, are not peer or human “idols,” but teachers! I want to have the most influence that I can possibly have by pointing them to Christ and encouraging them in their Christian walk.
My husband and I have four adult children, Erin, Sara, Corrie, and David. Corrie graduated from CCS in 2017, and David graduated from CCS in 2018.
Classical Conversations, founded by Leigh Bortons, has a mission statement that succinctly sums up my philosophy of education: “to know Christ and make Him known.”
Psalm 4:3-5: “But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto Him. Stand in awe and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed and be still. Selah. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness and put your trust in the Lord.”