The core of Providence School is a talented faculty and staff, mature in Christian faith, excellent in their disciplines, skilled in the art of teaching, passionate about helping students succeed, and committed to the school’s mission. We have no doubt our faculty is among the best you’ll find anywhere in the nation.
Families can have great confidence in the role models who stand in front of their children every day.
Carri SvobodaMiddle School Humanities Teacher Providence SchoolHumanities
Attended: University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)
Degrees: B.A. English, single-subject (English) teaching credential
Joined Providence in 2000
Carri Svoboda is a National Board certified teacher of English language arts for early adolescents. While earning her teaching credential, she was named Student Teacher of the Year (1993). Ms. Svoboda is a Fellow of the South Coast Writing Project and enjoys continuing participation in professional development and enrichment.
Ms. Svoboda taught eighth-grade GATE classes at Santa Barbara Junior High for seven years before joining the former Santa Barbara Christian School (now Providence School) faculty. In her own words, she came to SBCS because “as always, God knows more than we do, and he knew while I would grow and learn in public education, it was in Christian education that I would flourish.”
She enjoys being part of the Providence faculty because she gets to teach God’s Truth and she gets to validate the worth of her students, at a particularly difficult season of growing up, reminding them they have been created for a purpose by a good and mighty God who loves them. She also enjoys empowering her students to see the value of the contributions they can make to the community around them.
Her favorite Providence tradition is the eighth-grade Historic Tour.