This month we are excited to feature Mr. Rich Anderson in our Staff Spotlight.
Rich Anderson is the principal of Iron Academy and has been a part of the school from the beginning. Over the last eight years, he has worn a few other hats around the school as well, from teacher, to photographer, to friend, mentor, and coach. Rich loves learning and the opportunity to pass on to others what he has studied and he has done so for nearly 30 years. He taught techniques and safety procedures as a dental technician in the United States Air Force, he was a teacher of secular studies classes in an all-male Jewish school in Maryland, and he has taught at several schools in Florida, and here in North Carolina.
He has instructed middle and high school students in many subjects, such as Bible, Math, Spanish, History, Science, ELA, and PE. However, his greatest joy, by far, is discussing the life-changing Truth of the Gospel. His greatest desire is for people to know Christ, not to just know about Him. The hope he has for all of his students is that they will be set free by the Blood of Jesus and that they know without a shadow of a doubt WHY they believe what they believe... about God, His Son, His Spirit, His Word and all of the many areas of study and learning that Rich has had the privilege and responsibility to share with them.
Rich never questioned being called to be a part of Iron Academy. In fact, when Alan Hahn, his long time friend and colleague, asked him what he thought about starting a biblically-based, all-male school, his immediate response was, "I'm in.”
He proclaimed, "I'm in," because his sons were growing up, and his desire for them was to be biblically grounded, taught, and mentored by godly men and women that had the same vision for them and other young men. "I'm in," because he wanted his daughter to see the results of intentional, biblical manhood training in the lives of her brothers, so that she would know the difference between a boy and a young man who was a growing disciple of Christ.
"I'm in," because he believed that there were other like-minded parents in the Raleigh area who wanted the same level of discipleship and a male-centered education and for their sons as well.
If you're like Rich and support our vision of restoring biblical manhood through iron-sharpens-iron discipleship, would you consider becoming an Iron Academy ally by making a one-time or monthly donation of $10, $25, $50, or more today?