Joy Hinds

Once a Washingtonian, always a Washingtonian.  Growing up in Bellingham, my sister and I often played outside with the neighborhood children and built tree forts.  We not only received strong academic support as students at Lynden Christian, but also formation of a Biblical worldview that has proven invaluable on my journey to adulthood.  After graduating in 2002, I attended Trinity Western University where I finished two degrees in Education, History, and English.

Surprisingly my first teaching position took me to a small public school in rural Tennessee near the Smoky Mountains.  This adventure brought experience with first to third grade students, a close knit school community, spiritual formation, and lovely fall colors.

The summer of 2013, I rejoined my family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  So fun being an aunt!  God also provided a wonderful year teaching in Evergreen Christian’s preschool.  Since then I have enjoyed teaching third grade – a wonderful age for imagination, curiosity, and exploring creation together.  Like Lucy entering a world of wonder as she steps through the wardrobe into Narnia, I hope my students will enter into God’s story with captivated imaginations and passion for beholding the God of the Bible.

During my free time I enjoy singing in choir, hiking for a mountain view, and snuggling with my cat during a family favorite movie.  The Lord has given me a love for studying his Word through Precept studies and growing with his people at Hillcrest Chapel.  As God writes my story and leads me many different places, I am constantly reminded to live like a Narnian – for after all “He’s not a tame lion.”   Excited for the adventure ahead.  Further up, and further in!

Joy is joining BCS as a team teacher in the Third Grade class.

“Be strong and courageous!  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9