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Abels, Dena

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Position:

Art Teacher

Degree(s):

BS: Bowling Green University, Art Education

Church Home:

Delaware Grace

At DCS Since:

2018

Experience Since:

2008

Favorite Bible Verse:

Ecclesiastes 3:11, "He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end." and 1 Corinthians 13:13, "So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love."

Originally From:

Born in Bowling Green, Ohio and lived in Toledo until I was five. After moving I attended Gahanna Jefferson Public School for K through grade 12.

Why I came to DCS:

I started my teaching career in Marion City. Following the birth of my oldest son, I left to serve my family as a stay at home mom. My original plan was to wait until all of my children were in school until I went back into teaching. God had a different plan! After having our youngest daughter, I learned of a part-time art position at a Christian school. It was earlier than I had planned on returning, but it was made clear to me that this was a part of His perfect timing. DCS has been a wonderful place to serve on staff, as well as a fantastic opportunity for my children. I absolutely love teaching in a school where I can speak freely of the Lord's mercy, love, and grace!

Hobbies/Interests outside of DCS:

Drawing, painting, photography, crafting, scrapbooking, cooking, baking, gardening, playing games with my family, playing in the snow with my kids, relaxing on the beach.