My passion has always been for children: teaching, loving, and enjoying. Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. (Prov. 22:6) I am married to Glen DeWitt and we have two children, Kara and Tristan. The newest addition to our family is Demarini, our Bishon. We reside in Fredericksburg area. If I am not with students or family, you can find me at the beach relaxing in a lawn chair enjoying the serenity of the ocean. I completed my masters degree in Education at The University of Mary Washington and my doctorate degree in Literacy Education at George Mason University. Over the past eight years I have taught in the public high school, both in English and special education, and George Mason University. My research interests are in the area of struggling learners, adolescent literacy, and best practices in education. My spiritual growth continues as the Lord sends me on new adventures in teaching here at Liberty University. The DeWitt family is an avid sports fan especially in baseball and Steelers football. I found the gift of service and teaching as part of my relationship with Christ through my spiritual gifts. I teach small groups and work with high school students at my local church. Last year I was able to participate in foreign missions through a church outreach in Kingston, Jamaica. My life verse is Luke 10:27… Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind… My ultimate goal as a teacher is to provide students with a constructive role model, one that students find a sense of acceptance and integrity. I believe no lesson can be taught without first gaining respect. I want my students to think and interact and question. Not everyone is the same, even in a world of educational, high-stakes testing demands. Each path to the goal may be different, as God has intended. Adaptability, diversification, reflexiveness needs to be anticipated. I challenge and encourage students to go beyond what is common and push for a new or better understanding.