Fifth and Sixth Grades – Blue Team
5th & 6th Grade Details
Mr. Bryan Northcutt brings his 30 years of experience working with youth to the 5-6th grade class. He has a robust education background – his Bachelor of Arts was earned from The Master’s University, his Master of Arts in History from California State University, and his Masters of Science is currently being pursued in the Philosophy of Science and Religion at the University of Edinburgh. Additionally, Mr. Northcutt has accomplished several post-graduate endeavors in History, Theology, and Philosophy at the University of Oxford and Biola/Talbot Seminary. He has also passed the Concordia University Teacher Colloquy program and obtained his Idaho Educational Department Teaching Credential. His pursuit of education is motivated by his desire for truth and excellence, which he fervently desires to pass on to his students.
Through Christianity, the world became a more gentle, prosperous place to live, distinct from the cruel and brutal Ancient World. Through Christian education, men such as Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, the Scholastics, Martin Luther, John Calvin, and the Puritans reshaped their societies, established Universities, and public education to embrace truth and abandon superstition and ignorance. Due to these virtues, Mr. Northcutt endeavors to enrich his students’ own lives through Christian education.
Mr. Northcutt loves to spend time with his family in any way that he can, whether traveling the globe or sitting next to the campfire in his backyard. His devotion to his sons is paramount in ensuring that he spends time adventuring with them and securing their future success. His recreational interests lie in his adoration of God’s creations via outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, kayaking, and more. His love of reading includes books by historians Peter Brown, Tom Holland, Henry Chadwick, Carol Harrison, and Averil Cameron, among others. He also appreciates authors such as C.S. Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Ian Fleming, and John Steinbeck. His other love of the word takes the form of writing, and he is currently working on a mainstream history series that he hopes to have published. His favorite scriptural passage is chapter one of the Gospel of John, due to its historical, philosophical, and theological intensity.
In the classroom, Mr. Northcutt likes to challenge his students by engaging them in various academic methods. He also likes to transport them outside of the familiar classroom environment to experience education through other notable venues. Some of the unique ways that this has been accomplished in the past have been by participating in Expedition Yellowstone, Grand Teton NP/National Museum of Wildlife Art, Camp Perkins, a Mathcapade, the Idaho Falls Aquarium, the Museum of Idaho, an Oregon Trail Simulation, and a California Gold Rush Research Project.