Barra Ray

3rd Grade Teacher

At GCS Since: 2021In Education Since: 2001

Quick Bio:

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from East Carolina University
  • Master of Arts in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University
  • ACSI and NC teaching certifications
  • Attends Cameron Hill Presbyterian Church in Cameron

Why are you in Christian education?

I teach because I want my students to know that God has a plan and purpose for their life. I want them to see how special they are and that they WILL make a difference here on Earth. I want to help them figure out what purpose God has intended for them to figure out what that purpose God has intended for them and to love on them in process.

What sets GCS apart?

At Grace, not only are the needs of students being met academically in a rigorous manner, but their spiritual needs are being met as well. Grace is a community of Spirit filled individuals whose goal is to not only educate children, but show how to cultivate a deep and lasting relationship with Christ. Every staff member here reflects the unwavering love of Jesus. It’s incredibly honoring to be able to serve alongside such phenomenal disciples and pour into our students.

Why are you thankful to be at GCS?

I am thankful I get to pour God's goodness and love into the lives of my students each and every day.

Statement of Faith

As a disciple of Christ, I believe that Jesus died on the cross for me and paid a debt that I could never repay. For this, I will forever be the hands and feet of Jesus and reach as many people as I am able. I want everyone that I encounter to know His grace and love. Christ is life and apart from Him, all else does not flourish.