Savannah Maize - 2nd Grade

Published: July 29, 2019      Updated: July 23, 2020



What will you be doing at APCS?

This is my second year teaching at APCS.

Tell us about you!

I was born in Bakersfield, CA.  My childhood was spent in TN with my mom, dad and older sister Ashley.  I grew up riding horses and spent many years as a gymnast. My first job was teaching Gymnastic to 3-8 year olds.  My family later moved to Collegedale, TN where I would later graduate.  I met my husband Jesse there.  He was a North Carolina boy from Mount Pisgah Academy and he swept me off my feet.  We moved here in March 2018 and hope to make here our forever home until Heaven.

Tell us about our family.

My husband Jesse is in the Army National Guard.  He is pursuing education to be a psychologist.  We have a 6-month dog name Diamond.

How did you get connected with APCS?

When I moved here to marry my husband Jesse I was able to meet all his APCS teachers.  I fell in love with this community.

What preparation did you have for your role at APCS?

I attended Southern Adventist University and was a student missionary in Oklahoma where I taught P.E., Choir, 2nd grade reading, and assisting in a multigrade classroom setting.  I am currently pursuing my masters at Western Carolina University in Special Education.

What is your hope for APCS?

My hope is that APCS is a shining light in the community to spread God’s loving gospel message.

What are your hobbies?

We love going on hikes, cooking new recipes, traveling to historical sites and spending time with family and friends.  We love reading God’s word together.

What is your favorite Bible verse?

Philippians 4:10-13

I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.  I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.  I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do all this through him who gives me strength.