About LCS

Principal's Message

I am thrilled to introduce myself as the new principal of Life Christian School. I am honored to have been selected to continue the dedication to educational excellence, but more importantly, to the children. Over the past 13 years, I have worked as an athletics administrator, teacher, and coach, but I consider my most important job to that of a child advocate. I will spend a lot of time with your children, getting to know their personalities, learning styles, and interests. I will celebrate their successes, small and large. We will pray together and lean on God for direction and guidance. I will encourage them every day and let them know that they are valued and have a special place in our school community. 

 

Not only am I excited to begin working with your children, but I look forward to the work we will do together. I will be blessed to see your children through your eyes. I cannot wait to share with you the great things they do throughout their days here at Life Christian. And of course, I will be here to work with you should they need any help navigating any aspect of the school day.

 

My goal is to ensure that all children are healthy, happy, and safe, so they may learn and grow to their greatest potential using the gifts and talents God has given them. This school year will be my seventh year at Life Christian School. I have been a teacher, a coach, a cafeteria monitor, the after-school care teacher, and the athletic director. It has been a place where I have seen God move and work in the lives of the families as well as my own. While getting my undergrad, many professors encouraged me to one day get my master’s degree and become a principal. I would smile and feel encouraged by their praises and their confidence in my abilities as a leader but always saw it as an unattainable goal. There is no such thing when you put your trust in God and follow the path that He lays before you. Jeremiah 28:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” I recently graduated from Grand Canyon University where I received my Master’s in Educational Administration and Leadership. Praise God! 

 

But my greatest blessing comes not professionally, but personally, as I am a mother of four beautiful children: Kobe (17), Gavyn (10), Fiona (9), and Milo (2). Many of the children at LCS think of me as their “school mom” and that fills my heart with so much joy. The hugs I get and the smiles I receive make work not feel like work, but it feels like home and you are all my family. Please know I will work tirelessly to ensure all your children have the best possible experience while at Life. 

 

Once again, I am humbled and thankful to have a one of a kind opportunity to bring all that I have learned and experienced into my new role at Life Christian. This school is special and the community we have is one I have never experienced anywhere else. If you are new to LCS, I am looking forward to getting to know you and your children. If you are not new, I am looking forward to continuing our friendship.

 

Jessica Schmidt

LCS Principal

jessica.schmidt@lcslions.org