Alumni Spotlight: Back to Their Royal Roots
Alumni Jeremy ’94 and Andrea (Decker) Fisher ’95 know firsthand what an education from Woodcrest Christian provides and that’s exactly what they want for the next generation. The Fishers shared their story in an interview aired at the 2021 Royals Legacy Gala. Here is an excerpt from that interview and a link to the full video below.
Q: Your two boys attend Woodcrest Christian Day School, what do you appreciate about the school now that you’re a parent?
ANDREA: I look back and realize how much the teachers loved us. I’m sure they had their moments, but they persevered and I’m appreciative of that! They showed grace and God’s love to us. I want our boys to have the same experience.
Q: What is something you took for granted when you were a student here?
JEREMY: Something I didn’t appreciate at the time was just how important Biblical teaching is in education. I didn’t really appreciate it until I sent my kids here. That turned out to be the most important reason for us to return.
It was a couple years after graduation when I realized the foundation I had from home and school. When that safety blanket gets pulled out and all of a sudden you realize, oh Lord, I need you.
Q: Your graduating class had 49 people in it. What was it like to be part of a small class?
ANDREA: One of the great benefits was the circle of friends. You couldn’t help but get to know everybody. And you could try so many new things. I had the opportunity to play volleyball, basketball, track, softball, tennis, and participate on the Mock Trial team! I enjoyed those activities and the bonds made with coaches, teachers, and other students.
Q: You mentioned how important it felt to be “known” by the teachers. What was that like?
JEREMY: You weren’t just another name. You couldn’t really hide. Even at your lowest, the teachers were there for you. They supported you and you weren’t just another kid funneled through the system. There was love. There was building each other up. The relationships were intentional.
Q: What would you want a graduating senior to know based on your experiences?
JEREMY: It sounds cliché, but don’t forget your roots. God knew you would be here and you would get something from it. You’re going to wander out, but don’t forget where you came from. You can always come home.