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Mr. Josiah Engblom
Middle School Science

Education:

BS Geology (Wheaton College), MS Geoscience (CSU)

What I love most about working at St. John’s:

Pulling out the Catechism in my science classes.  Faith, Science, Reason, and Intellect all at work.

Where I’m from:

Stillwater, Minnesota

Interests and Hobbies:

Back country skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, soccer, camping, and reading theology.

A personal note:

13 years of blissful marriage, 5 kids so far, and one big van to prove it.

Favorite thing about teaching:

As a Middle School Teacher, I am often reminded of the right tension that should exist between the propriety of the adult world and the childish play of the youth; between the serious questions of life and the joy of being alive itself.  Yes, we are serious about our learning, but also we must be serious in our play.  I love being constantly reminded of this each day I get to teach at Middle School.  God has given life to each one of us, and as long as we have breath in us, He is seeking us.  Pope Benedict XVI was asked how many different paths there are to salvation; he responded by saying as many different ways as there are human lives.  Leading students to this understanding to help solve the riddle of their identity, of who they are and what they will become, is so much fun to see.