Originally from the Philadelphia area, Martha Lenthe graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Human Biology. She also played varsity field hockey and basketball during her college years. She and her husband, Carl, lived for 21 years in Germany, where their four children were born. Mrs. Lenthe has taught grades 7-12 at LCA since 2000, including classes in history, math, and German. She is a life-long learner who loves to read, and is currently a member of two book clubs. She enjoys opera and classical music. She is an avid tennis player, and helps out with the LCA tennis team. Because people learn more easily when they are interested in a subject, Mrs. Lenthe tries to motivate her students to realize the benefits that accompany intellectual curiosity and also to appreciate the beauty of art, literature, and music that enrich our lives. Ultimately, our education should help us to think critically and deeply, so that we will serve God in every area of life and glorify Him in all we do. Mrs. Lenthe’s favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable – if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise – think about these things.” Her favorite quote is from George Herbert, “God sees hearts as we see faces.” Carl and Martha enjoy traveling together and following the paths and passions of their children and grandchildren.