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LOCALS LOVE US: Faith Academy’s Mark Earwood understands impact of educators

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF

MARBLE FALLS — Being the “Locals Love Us” winner for Marble Falls-area School Administration struck Mark Earwood as a surprise.“You can’t hear something like that without being thankful for someone to take the time to write your name,” said Earwood, who is the Faith Academy administrator.

To anyone associated with the private Christian school east of Marble Falls, however, Earwood’s name coming up in such a discussion is far from a surprise.

That’s because one can’t think of Faith Academy without Earwood.

He’s been the administrator after serving as a football coach and starting as a government teacher when the private school was founded.

“All those experiences were preparing me for where I am now,” he said. “The relational aspect of being a teacher, the motivational part of being a coach and then the total picture of how (the school) operates have all been beneficial.”

Underneath those experiences that have helped develop Earwood for his role with the school is a man who values relationships.

And that’s why Earwood feels he is the right fit for the people of Faith Academy.

“When it’s all boiled down, what you remember are the relationships,” he said. “When I look back on and reflect on high school, I don’t remember the individual lessons; I remember the teachers and I remember the impact that the individuals had.”

He hopes those life lessons, along with the lessons out of the textbooks, are what students take with them from the school.

“I remember the conversations, and I remember the little nuggets of life lessons that came out of respect for that person,” Earwood said. “That’s what I hope the kids carry out of here.”

jared@thepicayune.com