– 3rd Grade Teacher
3rd Grade Teacher
At a Glance
As an experienced teacher of writing and English literature, Luke Taylor Gilstrap joins Christ the Savior Academy this year excited to share with his students some of the best stories around, from Homer’s Odyssey to Winnie the Pooh.
Mr. Gilstrap holds a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy from Friends University and an M.F.A. in Fiction from Seattle Pacific University. He has taught as adjunct professor of Language and Literature at Sterling College since 2017 and has served as co-founder of the Wingdings Writers’ Workshop since 2015. Through Legacy Ministries, a local non-profit that specializes in arts education for the urban poor, Mr. Gilstrap has also taught Creative Writing and other subjects to children at the middle and high school levels.
“To quote the poet Louise Glück, ‘We look at the world once, in childhood. Everything else is memory.’ I love this quote because it speaks to why I am so excited to look alongside my students, to pray with them, to study with them. They are seeing the world as clearly as they can, and I have so much to learn from them.”