Show Notes

As Christians, we know that God has a plan for us, but saying “yes” and surrendering to His plan and embracing new challenges can be daunting. What would happen if you said “yes” to Him in your journey as a Christian educator?

That’s what Laurel Santos did. From Korea to the United States, she said “yes” to serving the Lord wherever He called her.

In this episode of Teacher Edition, Jenny interviews Laurel on the awe-inspiring impact of the word “yes” on a 40-year journey in education. Laurel shares profound insights into the transformative power of affirmative responses to God’s call and life’s opportunities, illustrating the growth, blessings, and challenges encountered by stepping boldly beyond comfort zones.

Dive into Laurel’s riveting experiences, from her first monumental “yes” in Christian education to navigating international opportunities in Korea, embracing change in administration, and finding fulfillment in saying “yes” to God’s leading, even in adversity.

How do you say “yes” while also exercising discernment? How can Christian educators have courage in the face of fear? What influence does living with a “yes” mindset have on an educator?

Discover the answers to these questions and more!

Glean practical advice from Laurel’s journey, discovering the strength derived from saying “yes” to both opportunities and challenges. Gain a fresh perspective on the power of trust, transitions, and the unknown. Don’t miss this transformative episode—tune in now to ignite your own journey of embracing the profound impact of saying “yes”!

About Our Guest

Laurel Santos

Laurel Santos is a highly qualified educator with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education; she has an impressive career spanning over 40 years. Her instructional expertise has encompassed all subjects in grades 5 to 7, with additional proficiency in various higher-grade subjects, including a particular fondness for middle school English Language Arts. Laurel has demonstrated versatility in her educational journey, having served in administrative roles in two distinct Christian schools. At present, she holds the esteemed positions of Vice Principal, Registrar, and Academic Dean at Umpqua Valley Christian School.

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