Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Introduction to Teaching 

Course Description: In this course, students  will study the foundation of early childhood education, human growth and development, brain development, and exposure to different types of programs and curricula available to teach young children. We will explore basic teaching strategies, classroom management skills, instructional planning, and the various learning styles.  Over the course of the year, students will create engaging lesson plans for various ages and stages of development (birth-2nd grade), and students may be required to complete observations and field experiences with children as related to topics of study. While the class is advertised and geared toward those students who want to enter the education field one day, this is also a great course to take for any student who loves to help take care of littles ones through babysitting or teaching preschool. We also have plans to bring a First Aid/CPR class to this course sometime in the spring.

Course Materials: Students who register for this course will get an email mid-summer with a list of reading resources to be purchased. 

Supply/copy fee: $30 (check written to Krystal Sadler due at Orientation or on the first class attended)

Annual tuition: $400 per year ($40/month for 10 months, August – May or $45/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)

Krystal Sadler 
B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Elementary Education 
Masters in Teaching

Krystal was born and raised in Southern California before moving to Richmond, Virginia. She attended Lee University for three years before transferring to VCU where she graduated with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Teaching. She has the privilege of doing life with her husband, Josh, and their three beautiful girls: McKayla Grace, Shayne Elizabeth, and Caydence Hope. She is also very active within her church as a Worship Leader and the Women’s Ministry Director. After teaching in both Henrico County and Chesterfield County for six years, she felt the Lord calling her to homeschool her girls in 2016 and she has never looked back! Bridge Academy has been such a blessing to her family in their homeschooling journey, and she is honored to play a small role in serving other homeschool families in return.

Courses Offered: Science 1, Science 3, Science 4, History 6, Science 6, Early Childhood Education, World History I, World History II, Algebra II and Precalculus