TERMS OR WORDS YOU MIGHT NEED TO KNOW.
- $TAR WERES- MEMBERS OF THE CONCORDIA FACULTY WHO WERE TERMINATED
AND "WERE STARS NO MORE"
- CRUSADER- THE MASCOT FOR CONCORDIA LUTHERAN
- SADER- NICK NAME FOR CRUSADER
- $ADER- MY NAME FOR SADER (WITH A $ SIGN) ...THE "DARK-SIDE"
- DARTH $ADER- THE DIS-CORDIA'S EQUIVALENT OF DARTH VADER ..THE DARK SIDE
- THE LIST EPISODE-THE LOST EPISODE
- DIS-CORDIA- THE NEW NAME FOR CONCORDIA WITH A DARK SIDE
- DUKE SCOTT WALTER- THE EQUIVALENT OF "LUKE SKY WALKER"
- I-B-ONE J.BODE- DIS-CORDIA'S EQUIVALENT OF OBI-WAN KENOBI
- EDU-EYE- WARRIORS- THE STUDENTS OF DIS-CORDIA
Note: After 27 years at Spring High School I retired and still had
teaching in my blood. I had been eyeing Concordia Lutheran for some
time. Concordia is just off 2920, near Tomball,Texas. I was very
impressed with the principal when I interviewed there in the spring of
2000. In 2000-2001 my confidence in teaching was restored because
the Lutherans still have Christ in their approach to teaching. Prayers
are frequent and though I in no way wanted to become a Lutheran, I
was very moved by the presence of prayer in school, which was much
like the “old days” of teaching. Faculty meetings took on new meaning
for me because Concordia’s meetings were also devotionals, geared to
help you in the classroom. It was like the “old days” in which you were
complimented for you teaching and were encouraged by parents. While
at Concordia, It was never a problem to “get hold of” at least one
parent if contact was needed. Most of the time, I was able to speak to
both Mother and Father if necessary; A big change from my last few
years in public schools. In 2000 I enjoyed coaching the JV soccer team
and assisting with the varsity. We were able to win district on the
varsity level and advanced to the state final 4 with the varsity. We had
a great group of kids to work with and they were respectful and
teachable. My duties really kept me busy as I taught physical science,
astronomy, and coached soccer. I usually found that almost on a daily
basis, “Oh we forgot to tell you…” You are also supposed to help keep
the soccer field mowed and oh, by the way you are the sponsor of
club…. But, I enjoyed the challenges and felt wanted once again. In the
spring of 2000, the principal who hired me was replaced by the
assistant principal, Joel Bode. The transition was easy because Joel
had been with the Spring district and adopted many of their rules. My
head soccer coach was a delight to work for because he was a
workaholic, who took his job very seriously. Everything changed when
911 struck the towers during the fall of 2001. I thanked God that I was
not in a public school and we were allowed …..Not only allowed, but
encouraged to pray. It was a time when we recognized Christ was
important in schools..MAY THE FORCE (GOD) BE WITH YOU!!
THIS ORIGINALLY HAPPENED IN MAY OF
2002, 17 YEARS AGO!!