Paige Drygas

Paige Drygas Upper School English Teacher headshot

Paige Drygas

Upper School English Teacher

Educational Background

MAT, National Louis UniversityBA, English, Wheaton College
Manuscript Editor Certification, The University of Chicago

Joined LCA

August 2020

Drygas family

Paige with her husband and two boys.

My Family

Paige Haley Drygas has taught high school English at Wheaton Academy (IL) and middle school English at Landmark Christian School (GA). In her former life, she was the President of Peachtree Editorial Services, a Christian publishing company (GA) and contributed to hundreds of published products as a writer, editor, and manager. She was the General Editor of True Images: The Bible for Teen Girls and True Identity: The Bible for Women and partnered with Dr. Gary Chapman to write 5: A Teen's Guide to the 5 Love Languages. She has a BA in English from Wheaton College and an MA in Teaching from National Louis University and is a University of Chicago–trained manuscript editor. She and her husband, Joe, and their two sons, Jack and Mark (LCA US students), live in Frisco

What do students get at Legacy that they won’t get somewhere else?

In our whirlwind visit to Texas in the spring of 2020, just before COVID struck in full force, we visited several private Christian schools. Many were impressive: tightly developed curriculum, dominant sports programs, striking facilities. As we walked the halls of Legacy, we noticed something different, something deeper: the warmth of the people. Teachers came to their doorways to meet us. Students talked comfortably with us in the halls. Administrators set aside their agendas to make time for us. School statistics can't measure eye contact and genuine warmth. At Legacy, students are known and loved. At Legacy, students find their home.

What are you passionate about? What brings you joy?

The Bible! See Jeremiah 15:16.
My sons! Those two warriors are my life's work.
My students! Before I even get to meet my students, I ask the Lord to give me vision to see them for who they really are, to see past their exteriors to their hearts. I enjoy kids and tend to treat my students as if they're my own.
Soccer! I retired from playing and am now a rabid fan.