Faculty in the Secondary English Education Program

David G. Horner, M.A.
Secondary English Education

964.0601 ext. 261

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Mr. Horner had 20 years experience as a teacher and administrator in Christian schools before coming to Faith in 2001. He has a strong background in English and literature and directs the secondary English education program at Faith. Mr. Horner also leads the Writing Improvement Program, which assists all students in improving their writing skills. Mr. Horner lives in Ankeny and is an active member of Urbandale Baptist Church in Urbandale.

Education
• B.A. from University of Toledo
• Graduate work at Michigan State University
• Education certificate from University of Toledo
• M.A. from Oakland University

 Experience
• Administrator, Springfield Christian Academy, Clarkston, Michigan
• Teacher, Wixom Christian School, Wixom, Michigan
• Adjunct Faculty, Baker College
• Administrator, Oxford Christian Academy, Oxford, Michigan
• Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College

Classes
Advanced Grammar and Linguistics
American Masterpieces
Creative Writing
English Fundamentals
Praxis: Theory to Practice
Secondary Methods and Materials
Senior Writing
Student Teaching Supervision
Teaching Secondary Bible
Teaching Secondary English/Language Arts
World Geography
World Literature

Contact     
Contact Mr. Horner about Faith's secondary English education program.

He served as an administrator and teacher in four Christian School before joining the Faith faculty in 1998. These experiences, coupled with his strong academic background in education, make him an exceptional teacher at Faith. Dr. Stupka directs the field experience component of the Christian School program, which involves the placement of students in student teaching positions. Dr. Stupka and his family are active members at Maranatha Baptist Church in Grimes, where he serves as the associate pastor of Christian education.

Education
• B.S., Faith Baptist Bible College
• Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
• M.S. in Educational Administration, Pensacola Christian College
• M.S. in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, Drake University
• Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Argosy University

Ministry
• Teacher/Coach, Owatonna Christian School
• Principal/Teacher, Grandview Park Baptist School, Des Moines, Iowa
• Principal/Teacher, Kanawha Christian School, Kanawha, Iowa
• Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College
• Assistant Pastor, Maranatha Baptist Church, Grimes, Iowa

Classes
Adolescent Growth & Development
Clinical Practice Seminar
Education Seminar
Human Growth & Development
Human Relations for Teachers
Human Relationships
The Middle School Student
Praxis
Teaching Physical Education

Contact
Contact Dr. Stupka for information about the field experience program of the Christian School Department at Faith.

Mark E. Stupka, Ed.D.
Christian School

964.0601 ext. 267

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Literature and writing are the passions of Mrs. Gifford. She teaches literature courses at Faith and directs the Writing Center where students can get help in writing projects. Much of her courses are in the Secondary English Education program. She pushes herself to excel and wants the same for her students. Mrs. Gifford and her husband, Dick, live in Slater and are active members of Slater Baptist Church.

Education
• B.S., Iowa State University
• Graduate work in Library Science, University of Denver
• M.A. in English, Iowa State University
• Graduate work, English as a Second Language, Iowa State University

Teaching Experience
• Teacher, Ballard Community High School
• Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College

Classes
English Masterpieces I
English Masterpieces 2

Contact Mrs. Gifford for information about the English and literature offerings at Faith.

Elizabeth Gifford, M.A.
Literature

964.0601 ext. 514

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Dr. Long came to Faith in 1986 as the chair of the Christian School Department. He led the department to new levels of effectiveness and recognition. In 2011 he transitioned to the position of director of institutional effectiveness to lead Faith in its assessment program and in its pursuit to achieve greater effectiveness in our programs. Dr. Long and his wife, Dee, live in Ankeny and are active members of Grandview Park Baptist Church in Des Moines.

Education
• B.S., West Chester State University;
• M.Ed., University of Toledo,
• Ed.D., University of Sarasota.

Experience
• Instructor, Charleston Elementary School, Lorain, Ohio
• Teacher, Emmanuel Baptist School, Toledo, Ohio
• Principal, Head Administrator, Emmanuel Baptist School, Toledo, Ohio
• Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College

Classes
Foundations of Education
Student Teaching Supervision

Contact
Contact Dr. Long for more information about the Christian School department. .

C. Donald Long, Ed.D.
Director of Institutional Effectiveness; Christian School

964.0601 ext. 225

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Mrs. Wooster is a credentialed and experienced Christian school teacher.  She taught several years full-time at Faith and later transitioned to an adjunct faculty member. She teaches several courses in the Christian School Department in the fields of literature and reading. Mrs. Wooster and her family are active members of Calvary Baptist Church in Manning.

Education
• Wayne State University
• B.A., Cedarville College
• M.Ed., Bob Jones University

Teaching Experience
• Teacher, Emmanuel Christian School, Toledo, Ohio
• Teacher, Grandview Park Baptist School, Des Moines, Iowa
• Faculty and Adjunct Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College

Classes
Content Area Reading

Contact
Contact Mrs. Wooster for information on her Christian School courses.

Jan Wooster, M.Ed.
Christian School

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Events

Festival of Carols

December 5-6

Join us as the Faith Chorale and instrumental ensembles present the annual Christmas concert.