Dr. Shana Loya (Science)

Education:  B.S. in Biology from Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas); Ph.D. in Molecular Virology and Microbiology from Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas)

Classes Taught:  Secondary Science— 6th, Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology, Advanced Biology, BIOL-101 concurrent course with Coffeyville Community College

Mission and passion:  Secondary Science classes are a wonderful opportunity to unveil and focus on the uniqueness of God’s creation.  With His creation in the spotlight, students are trained to daily recognize and admire God’s glory made evident through His creation.  My mission is to model scientific thinking and experimentation in a way pleasing to God that supports the truth that the Bible and the findings of science do not conflict when science is executed properly. 

Due to the challenging concepts and thinking processes required within the science classroom, I enjoy breaking down complex concepts for students and attempt to balance making science fun while maintaining a solid learning environment.  I am filled with a love for students and for preparing them for their future endeavors.  I hope to guide the students in the development of multiple traits applicable for college and/or future career development.  Thank you for allowing me to have fun with your children every day!  It is such a joy!

Family:  Phillip Loya (husband), Samantha (dog), Duchess (dog), and Jupiter (cat).

Inspiring verse:  Proverb 3:5-6  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

Years at TCCS:  2 years

Total years teaching:  2 years

Church membership:  Tyro Christian Church

Contact:  ShanaLoya@tyrochristianschool.com