Middle & High School History, Spanish, Student Council Advisor
Miss Lisa Weldy has been teaching in Christian schools, internationally in Korea and in the United States, for nearly ten years. She has a bachelor’s degree in Practical Christian Training for Social Studies Education from Bob Jones University as well as a Master’s of Science degree in Counseling. She teaches middle and high school history, Spanish, and computer applications. Miss Weldy has always been interested in education, partly because her mom was a teacher and an elementary school principal.
Now as a teacher herself, Miss Weldy finds great joy in communicating information to her students in a way that helps them understand it, retain it, and be able to explain themselves to someone else. She also enjoys building relationships and connecting with her students. She believes that one way we can reflect God on this earth is through our commitment to building relationships with other believers and encouraging them in their walk with God. She thinks of her students like her nieces and nephews and cheers them on just like she would her own family. She’s excited for them when they’re excited, sad when they’re sad, and she’ll correct them when they need to be corrected. She likes that as a teacher, she gets brief moments of interaction that could have a lifelong impact on a student. A Bible verse that plays a big role in her teaching style is I Corinthians 14:40: “Let all things be done decently and in order.” Her mom had that verse hanging in her classroom, and whether Miss Weldy has that verse on her wall or not, it’s always hanging in her heart, rebuking her and encouraging her.
A couple of difficult challenges in her life have shaped her perspective as a teacher. Losing her dad to cancer has helped her to be more compassionate about the struggles that her students go through, and given her a better understanding of humanity, down to the individual needs of each of the students in her classroom. Also, living and teaching overseas in Korea has helped her to understand that children, no matter where they are in the world, have many of the same struggles in life. They need the same solid training and kind reassurances, as well as the same encouragement to follow God in everything that they do.
Miss Weldy wears a lot of hats in her ministry at Bay City and at her church. She’s the assistant coach for our girls’ basketball team, and she enjoys watching and cheering for all of the Bobcat sports programs. Miss Weldy is also very active in her church, leading a ladies’ Bible study, participating in the Bay City Counseling Center, and being a part of the chimes ensemble and the adult choir.
One of her favorite things to do in her free time is to play the ukulele and sing. Many of her friends, family, and students enjoy seeing her perform her own creative silly songs for them, or on YouTube. She especially likes “performing” with her mom and seeing the laughter and smiles that her songs bring.