Mrs. Terry Dunning

K5 Kindergarten Teacher

"My favorite subject is Phonetics. Seeing the children's eyes light up when they put letter sounds together and realize they have read their first word and watching their enthusiasm blossom as they begin reading for their own enjoyment. A favorite part of my job - mornings - I am greeted every morning with smiles and hugs. What a great way to start the day!"


Experience: Sunday School (all grade levels); Children's Church (4-8 years of age); VBS - (director & teacher); Teen Youth Leader; Olympians (Word of Life program - 4th Grade); home-schooling her own children K-10th Grade; 20+ years @ CCA

Mrs. Dunning began at CCA in 1997 as the Kindergarten teacher, worked with 1st-6th grade a few years and returned to Kindergarten. She enjoys doing a butterfly project in the fall with her students as well as directing the Lower Elementary Christmas Program.

Mrs. Dunning  serves in the Calvary Baptist Church Nursery and Vacation Bible School Program. In her spare time she enjoys reading, quilting and puzzles.



"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV




"She's amazing! I love her enthusiasm when it comes to teaching. She gives her all to make sure the children know what's needed to be known in her class." (Parent)

"I love her!"  (Student) 

"I love Mrs. Dunning! We had lots of fun field trips."  (Student)

"Mrs. Dunning has been amazing with my son! Our son has always been home with me. So this being his first year, I was pretty nervous. But Mrs. Dunning has been really patient with him and makes him feel at home. He looks forward to going to school and can't stop smiling when he talks about his day and Mrs. Dunning!" (Parent)