Danielle Critchley

senior project: A director of Christian education - who are they and why are they important?


Hello, my name is Danielle Critchley. Academic Arts High School is my fourth high school. My first high school was a public school in Ohio, and my second school was a private school in Ohio. I moved to Minnesota and went to another public school as my third school, and finally, I came to AAHS for my senior year. It has been an interesting four years, and I’m glad I have found my place and ended up here.

For my senior project, I want to focus on my future job as a Director of Christian Education. For those who don’t know what that is, it is basically a youth group leader. I want to focus on ministering to youth, whether it be through Bible classes, puppet shows, or other youth events. I have also been working with my youth director to see what the job is actually like, and I have loved all of it. I would love to continue in this field, and I am thankful to God that He has offered me this amazing opportunity to become what I know He is calling me to be.