Anyone who has met Corey McGuire knows that he is a man that knows how to have fun himself and he also knows how to help kids see the fun in what they are learning and doing. When asked to share a favorite memory from his own school days, Corey stated, “My most memorable moment from elementary school was feeding my pet goat a bottle of milk in front of my first-grade class for show and tell.” If the pet goat coming to school doesn’t give you a glimpse into Corey’s fun-loving nature, perhaps the knowledge that he used to own a birthday business where he would dress up as Spiderman and perform tricks for the guests, will help give you insight into Corey’s playful nature.
Corey graduated from Methodist University with a degree in physical and health education, so being the PE teacher on the lower campus is something he is both trained and well suited for. He was first introduced to GRACE as a parent when his daughter was part of the transitional kindergarten class. His observation of GRACE students was one component of his desire to become part of our staff. Corey comments that he loves the way GRACE kids act around campus and describes them as well-rounded and true examples of Christ. He is confident that when his daughter graduates from GRACE she will not only be ready for the world academically, but she will also have a strong faith component that will keep her safe and true to herself.
Corey’s favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Corey shares that as a teen and young adult, and even today, if he ever has questions about what God has planned for him, this verse always helps him come back to where he is supposed to be. It reminds him to trust in God because, He’s God and He knows what He’s doing!