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Faculty Profile
Opal Anderson-Curling
Foreign Language Teacher, Spanish
Opal Anderson-Curling teaches Spanish I and II at Whitefield. A native of Jamaica, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of West Indies at Mona Campus Kingston. She also has a Master of Arts in Education with a specialty in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix. Before coming to Whitefield in 2006, Anderson-Curling taught Spanish and first - fourth grades at the Hartford Area SDA School. She has also taught Spanish at Shreiner Academy in Marietta. She has led the Whitefield Ecuador Mission Team on their mission trip to Quito, Ecuador for several summers. Anderson-Curling is also the Spanish National Honor Society sponsor and has coached Middle School tennis.

On a professional note


Why Whitefield:
Educating students for eternity is a high calling. I am very respectful of other jobs in our society but I believe that I belong to the most important of them all. Despite that belief I was growing discouraged about teaching and started looking at corporate jobs when I received the call from Whitefield about possible employment. I was excited at the possibility to move into a Christ-centered environment in which I would be able to interact with colleagues and students who share similar standards of education.

As I explored the mission of the school, I saw that from day to day everyone here strives to demonstrate a passion for learning and others ahead of self; I was really impressed. My desire to remain here has grown stronger since my first year. I am always proud to tell others where I work and encourage parents I know or meet to visit during an Open House, check our website for information, or call our admissions office at any time.

Why I love teaching:
It has been a blessing to interact with the students inside and outside the classroom setting at Whitefield. Since I teach seventh through twelfth-grade students, I get to see many of them mature and realize their academic, spiritual, and personal goals. I enjoy the enthusiasm students have when they are affected by their learning.

On a personal note


My family:
After a busy week, I enjoy unwinding with my family. My husband Milton, often takesour children (Kiev and Kai) and me for a short ride in his 18-wheeler or we decide to eat out at one of our favorite restaurants.

Hometown:
Kingston, Jamaica