What do you like about CCS: I love the family atmosphere and commitment to character in addition to excellent academics.
What brought you here: A recent move to Harrisonburg brought me to the area where I met another teacher from CCS. I love the school environment, the opportunity to minister to middle schoolers, and be a part of helping them become all-around better communicators. I also have a desire to help them love God’s Word deeply as they apply it to every part of life.
Favorite Verse: 1 Peter 2:24-25
What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t at CCS: spending time with my husband, playing music/drumming, working out & playing sports, reading, cooking/baking.
Mrs. Nissley serves as the middle school team leader.
She has taught middle school science at CCS for 18 years. In addition to teaching middle school science she teaches 7th grade Bible, technology, speech, and elective classes – including photography. She also serves as the leader of the 7th grade girls’ cell group and is the 7th grade homeroom teacher,
Some middle school highlights are: swimming on the first day of school, MS retreat, MS musical, mission trips, dissecting frogs, building model rockets, helping students grow stronger in their relationship with God.
Mrs. Shirk has taught at CCS for 1 year but has 10 years teaching experience.
“CCS is different than any other school I have ever been part of. I love teaching math and seeing those “light bulb” moments when students really get it, but more than that, I love having the opportunity to see students grow in every aspect of their lives…academic, social, and spiritual. As a middle school teacher, I hope to plant seeds in my students’ lives that will eventually bear fruit for the Kingdom of God.
Mrs. Shirk enjoys doing nature photography. Her favorite book is The Hiding Place