Meet our 6th Grade Teacher – Mrs. Underhill

How long have you been a teacher at Grace?

This is my 6th year at Grace. I’ve been teaching about 20 years overall.

What do you love the most about teaching at Grace?

I love the flexibility to dive deeper into subjects that really interest my students.

What is the best word to describe Grace?

Unique. It’s a rare combination of academic rigor as well as faith, community, and fun.

What is a unique experience, talent, or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?

I have been a certified fitness instructor for over 16 years. I think the bootcamp mentality, music, and constantly switching things up is an asset in the 6th grade classroom.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of school?

Exercise, bake, hang out with my family, and go on walks with my husband.

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” I know this one gets taken out of context a lot, but it puts into perspective for me to not to try to muscle through life on my own strength (which I am known to do), but if I lean into God, He can do awesome things.

What is the best advice you’ve ever heard?

Be a leader, not a follower. Put things back better than the way you found them. If anything can go wrong it will, so always be prepared. Can you tell that my Dad was an Army guy? 🙂

What is something that recently made you smile?

Watching my grandkids play in the leaves.