Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from California State University, Fresno
Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Fresno
Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from California State University, Fresno
My name is Emily Roberts. I grew up in Reedley and attended local schools. It was when I was in 1st grade that I knew I wanted to become a teacher. After high school I went to Fresno State and earned my BA in Liberal Studies and my Multiple Subjects teaching credential. After a few years of teaching I continued my education and received an MA in Curriculum and Instruction. Currently, I am pursuing my Administrative Services credential.
This is my 11th year teaching and I have taught middle elementary and junior high the past 10 years in a local public school. I am new to Immanuel as a teacher, but for the past two years I have been a parent. This year I am teaching 4th grade and loving it. It has been a wonderful experience being a part of the Immanuel community these last few years and it has been the best place for our daughter. I am excited to experience it as well in my new role as a teacher.
The Lord has really been working in me these last few years more than ever and when the opportunity to be a teacher at my daughter’s school came about I was initially shocked. I really had to pray about it. The more I talked to the Lord about it, the more I felt Him telling me to pursue it. During the whole process it had nothing to do with me doing anything to get the job, but the Lord opening and closing opportunities for me to be here. It reminds me of this years theme “For His Glory”, because it was the Lord who made this happen and not me and He deserves all the Glory for it. I am so thankful for the Lord's sweet, sweet love He has for me to give me this opportunity to teach and to teach about Him at Immanuel.
My husband and I live in Reedley with our two children who attend here as well. Our daughter is a 2nd grader and our son is a Kindergartener. When we are not in school we love traveling to new places as a family seeing God’s wonderful creations.
Cast all of your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5: 7
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. Exodus 14:14