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  • Helms, Laura

    Helms, Laura

    English, Yearbook Sponsor and Class of 2021 Sponsor

    Education:

    Pacific Union College, Bachelor of Arts in English 

    Standard Certification Endorsement in English, and  Junior Academy History, Music and Religion

    Started at MVA: 2017

    Why I chose to be a teacher

    “I have always enjoyed school and wanted to be able to positively impact students’ lives like my teachers influenced mine. Education allows us to broaden our perspectives while also learning about ourselves; I became an English teacher because, to me, literature is one of the best means for education and reflection.”

    Here is one thing that brings me joy when I am not in the classroom:

    “I love to bake! I am working on perfecting macarons and would love to get better at cookie decorating.”

    My Favorite Memory Verse is:

    Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path.”

    “This verse was on a little wooden sign hanging in my parents’ room when I was a child so I committed it to memory early on. I love this verse because it expresses that God is in control and that He will lead us through anything we encounter if we stop relying on ourselves and simply trust Him.”