I grew up in Elmhurst and attended the Elmhurst Public Schools. I was blessed to be raised in a Christian family. I accepted Christ as my personal Savior when I was a young girl. I
Mrs. Linda Fox
I grew up in Elmhurst and attended the Elmhurst Public Schools. I was blessed to be raised in a Christian family. I accepted Christ as my personal Savior when I was a young girl. I was married in 1988 to my wonderful husband, Dave, at Cityview Community Church in Elmhurst where we still attend. I have three awesome children: Katelyn, Matthew, and Sarah. Our family enjoys vacationing together and getting together with family and friends. I enjoy gardening, entertaining, and holiday decorating.
I graduated from Wheaton College in 1988 with a degree in Music Education. Previously, I taught both vocal music and orchestra in District 89 and orchestra in District 200. I performed for many years in the Elmhurst Symphony as well as in The Masters String Quartet. I have had the opportunity to perform in Disney World, South Africa, and South America. After my children were born, I took time off from full time teaching and taught private piano and violin lessons in my home. In 2015, I was blessed to become part of the TCS music team. Each of my children have enjoyed being a part of the incredible music program here at TCS.
Music is a wonderful, creative tool that God has given us to enjoy and a way to express praise and worship to Him. As a string and piano teacher for many years, my greatest desire has been to encourage and inspire my students to do their best with the musical ability that God has given them. I strive for my classroom to be a safe learning environment focused on student improvement and musical progression – but, always a place where encouragement and love are plentiful. It is my prayer that my passion for orchestral music will transfer to my students, but most importantly I desire to instill biblical, Christian values throughout day to day learning.
I grew up in a small town in eastern Michigan. My family and church youth group were influential to the development of my faith. As a child, I wanted to explore the world. My senior
Mrs. Rachel Frens
I grew up in a small town in eastern Michigan. My family and church youth group were influential to the development of my faith. As a child, I wanted to explore the world. My senior year of high school I visited Calvin College (no one from my small town or high school had ever gone there before). I felt God’s call to go to Calvin. I met my husband, Joel (a Timothy grad), our second week of college. We have been together ever since. We have three children: Payton, Evan and Scarlet. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, “Pinteresting” and traveling.
I can remember from an early age being very interested in they way people talked- their accents, foreign languages and how people’s speech varied. I was also fascinated with American Government. So, when I went to Calvin College I majored in Political Science and minored in Communications and Spanish. However, when I finished my last required political science class I felt God telling me He had other plans for me. I spent a summer talking with a professor at Calvin and felt God calling me to stay a 5th year to finish a Communication Disorders degree. This degree was perfect for me. After Calvin, I went to graduate school at The Ohio State University for Speech Language Pathology. In 2003 we moved to Illinois. I have had wonderful work experiences. When I learned about the opportunity to work at Timothy I was ecstatic. I am so excited for this new adventure.
Speech and language skills are crucial to learning and child development. They are also unique qualities that God has given to us. It is my role to help students use their voices and communication to bring God glory through learning and communicating with Him and each other. I will work hard to improve each child’s skills in order to maximize his/her learning and social potential.