As a part-time science teacher at Alpha Omega Academy, Elizabeth Arnold serves as a guide for students navigating through their science courses. This includes specific duties such as grading assignments like discussion questions on lessons, quizzes, and tests, as well as the labs and projects students submit. She also monitors student progress as they work to complete their courses.
As self-described people person, Arnold’s favorite aspect of her job is getting to meet her students and learn more about who they are and the things they like to do.
“I also love to provide support for my students as they come across areas where they may not understand something,” Arnold said. “I like to see students gain the confidence to be able to work through the difficult parts and become successful in the learning process.”
Arnold grew up in Southwest Georgia, where she was the 6th of 7 children. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology, a master’s in human development and family studies, and an educational leadership specialist degree (Ed.S.) focusing on school-level leadership. Prior to teaching at AOA, she worked in the public-school setting for 13 years teaching various subjects, including biology, physical science, human anatomy and physiology, and environmental science. She has also taught biology at the college level.
A mother of two sons, Arnold enjoys listening to contemporary Christian and gospel music, and she lists Jeremiah 29:11 as her favorite Bible verse, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
“It is this verse that I constantly remind myself of often, especially when I feel like I am in a state of uncertainty,” Arnold said. “I may not know the plan, but He does.”