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Unique Lighthouse Christian School Principal Ched Mickles

Posted: 5:22 PM, Dec 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-12 18:22:37-05

He’s a one-of-a-kind principal making an major impact on his students and faculty at Lighthouse Christian School. Things like dress up days, a Star Wars-themed office, and just being a listening ear – that’s what makes Ched Mickles an Excellent Educator.

“I think that’s what a lot of kids are looking for these days, is just someone that’s going to listen to them, hear them, and value them. Even when they make a mistake, they know that they are still loved and cared for and it’s not the end of the world,” says Principal Ched Mickles.

We’ve met some amazing folks this year, but today you are in for a very special treat! We want to introduce you to a fantastic principal at Lighthouse Christian School.

“My dream had always been to come back here after I graduated and teach at the school that had impacted my life,” says Mickles.

“He has been at Lighthouse since 5th grade, so he is Lighthouse. The children just flock to him. He welcomes them every morning with a smile by the door. He greets them. He knows all of the children by name and he knows all of the parents by name. He’s a constant stability and that’s one of the major reasons that we love him,” says teacher Linda Brown.

“He has been at Lighthouse since 5th grade, so he is Lighthouse. The children just flock to him. He welcomes them every morning with a smile by the door. He greets them. He knows all of the children by name and he knows all of the parents by name. He’s a constant stability and that’s one of the major reasons that we love him,” says teacher Linda Brown.

“This is my Storm Trooper suit that my teachers got for me. I wear it pretty regularly. At least a few times a year for special days for the students,” says Mickles.

“If you ever need help you can always go talk to him. He’s always ready and available. He’s even helped mentor some of our young men that attend this school. He definitely has made an impact in their lives,” explains Harris.

“His name is Paul. His dad serves in the military. His mom had let him know and his dad had let him know that I was someone he could talk to. Just so he had someone there for him if he needed it,” Mickles told us. Of another student he mentored, he said, “He was one that both of his parents had passed away years ago and he was being raised by his grandmother. We just instantly began building a connection and just be a part of his life. God has given me the opportunity to minister and how important it is to make an impact even if it is just one life,” says Mickles.

Thank you, Mr. Mickles, for being an Excellent Educator!