Nora Cardona, second grade teacher, loves working with Summit Christian Academy's elementary students in reading to explore what God wants them to know about Him and who He wants them to be. Nora believes that reading is the gateway to being educated in other subjects and encourages her students to love reading. She began her teaching career in her early 20's as a preschool assistant. She returned to college to earn her teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education to continue in a career in education. Nora earned her B.A. in Physical Education, emphasis Athletic Training, from Whittier College, CA, and her ECE Certificate from Cerritos College, CA. She is currently re-certified in elementary education through ACSI. Nora has been married to her husband, Jehoshaphat, for 22 years and they have two children, Elianna and Elijah. She also has a Pomeranian Chihuahua named Honey. Nora says her favorite part of teaching is witnessing a child's progress in their learning throughout the school year, seeing those "light bulb" moments, but most of all "I have no great joy than to hear that my children walk in truth." 3 John 1:4 Mrs. Cardona hopes that her students will remember that she loves them in the love of Christ and that she cared deeply about every facet of their education, especially that God should permeate every aspect of their lives and thoughts."