Photo of Mr. Allan Anderson, P.E. - PCA math and science teacher.I am pleased to join Providence Christian Academy (PCA) this Fall 2016 as the new math and science teacher for middle school and high school students. This Fall 2016 I will be teaching 9th/10th Grade Geometry, 9th Grade Biology, and 7th/8th Grade Life Science courses.

Brief Bio

My career up to this point has consisted of nearly 40 years in engineering, to include over 14 years as an Army Officer with the Army Corps of Engineers, 20-plus years as a Defense Contractor and Department of Defense Employee, and about 5 years starting up my self-employed engineering consulting practice.

Importance of Math Skills

As a licensed professional environmental engineer, I am keenly aware of the important role that math skills play in every endeavor of life, but especially as a foundation for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professions. So we will strive to equip PCA students with the strongest possible math skills, while demonstrating how fun and fascinating the proper study of mathematics can be.

Always From a Christian Perspective

Just as important to learning critical math skills, though, will be answering the question, “Does Mathematics Point to God?” (Yes, Mathematics does indeed point to God!) We will make the case that mathematics is key to showing that it is both logical and rational to believe in an all-wise, all-knowing, eternal God that created our universe. In fact, we will find that mathematics is essential to being able to learn about, understand, and explain God’s Creation. In so doing, we will strive to strengthen students’ faith in their Savior, and equip them to in turn lead others to Christ.

Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it. (1 Peter 3:15 NLT)

Looking forward to joining you all for a very enjoyable and rewarding year of mathematics study this 2016-17 school year at PCA!

Allan Anderson, P.E.