Holy Trinity School Teacher Selected as Outstanding History Teacher by Local DAR Chapter
Thursday, December 7th, 2017
Christy Mixson, a sixth-grade teacher at Holy Trinity Classical Christian School, has been named the Outstanding Teacher of American History by the Thomas Heyward Jr. Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Beaufort. She will now compete for a state award presented by the DAR.
“American history, in particular, has a special place in my heart,” Ms. Mixson says, “because I realize the value of our American freedom. I want the students at the sixth-grade level to learn the basic facts of American history. But more than that, I want them to see the good that America has accomplished in the world.”
Mrs. Mixson teaches a curriculum that encompasses Christian Studies, Famous Men of Greece, American History, Latin, Math, Language Arts (composition, spelling and grammar), Literature and Science.
“A lot of what I do is seek to inspire,” she says. “I allow my love for America to infuse our readings, discussions and memorizations so as to nourish their appetite to understand at their level the complexity of the times that America has come through.”
Mrs. Mixson’s 17 students memorize more than 200 facts about American History and the names of the presidents in order. They study American History from colonial times through the modern period. And they memorize “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,” the classic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Mrs. Mixson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Religion summa cum laude at Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va. She is studying for a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling.
She and her husband, Chris, live in Port Royal. They have two grown children.