Elementary Faculty & Staff

Redwood Christian Schools

Elementary Administrative Team

Mr. Dale Huemoeller, Principal

Began ministering at RCS in 1992

Colleges: Bachelor of Arts in Physical Science from Northwest Nazarene College; Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Chapman University.

Hobbies: Watching his children play sports and watching TV, he is a Pepsi and Minnesota Vikings memorabilia collector.

Email: DaleHuemoeller@rcs.edu

Favorite Verse: Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and couragous. Do not be afraid or terrified…for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave your nor forsake you.”

Isaiah 43:1 “But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: ‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine…'”

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Elementary Faculty

Mr. Steve Anderson

Began ministering at RCS in 1975

Assignment: 4th Grade Teacher

College: University of Redlands

Hobbies: Family, Music, Home Improvement

Email: SteveAnderson@rcs.edu

Favorite verse: Romans 8:28-29 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.”

Mrs. Rachel Benefiel

Began ministering at RCS in 2010

Assignment: 2nd Grade Teacher

College: New Mexico State University

Hobbies: Spending time with my husband, Aaron, daughter, Gabriella, and son, Adam, and watching football my family

Email: RachelBenefiel@rcs.edu

Favorite verse: Ruth 1:16 “But Ruth said, ‘Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.'”

Mrs. Cheryl Bicker

Began ministering at RCS in 1993

Assignment: Academic Kindergarten Teacher

College: Bob Jones University

Hobbies: Spending time with family, Reading, Playing piano

Email: CherylBicker@rcs.edu

Favorite verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Mrs. Muriel Chiavini

Began ministering at RCS in 1999

Assignment:K/1st Grade Academic Assistance Program Teacher

Colleges: Masbate College, Philippines; Baptist Theological College, Philippines

Hobbies: Reading, Crafts, Hiking, Refurbishing furniture, Decorating

Email: MurielChiavini@rcs.edu

Favorite verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Mrs. Lynn Conley

Began ministering at RCS in 1988

Assignment: 2nd/3rd Grade Academic Assistance Program Teacher

Colleges: Fresno Pacific University; Holy Names University

Hobbies:Singing, Crafting, Being with nieces and nephews

Email: LynnConley@rcs.edu

Favorite verse: Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Mr. Chris Enos

Began ministering at RCS in 2015

Assignment: 5th Grade Teacher

Colleges: Chabot College and California State University, Hayward

Hobbies: Watching and playing sports, reading history, and learning everything I can to be the best teacher I can be

Email: ChrisEnos@rcs.edu

Favorite Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Mrs. Lisa Francis

Began ministering at RCS in 1998

Assignment: 4th/5th AAP Teacher

Colleges: The Master’s College; California State University, Hayward

Hobbies: Reading, Crafts

Email: LisaFrancis@rcs.edu

Favorite verse: Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

Mrs. Sara Haserot

Began Ministering at RCS 2014

Assignment: 2nd Grade Teacher

Colleges: Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from University of California, Davis; Masters in Elementary Education from University of Phoenix

Hobbies:Reading, Paddle Boarding, Hiking, Running.

Email: SaraHaserot@rcs.edu

Favorite Verse:Psalm 139:13-14a “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…”

Mrs. Cortney Marcus

Began Ministering at RCS 2013

Assignment: 1st Grade Teacher

Colleges: California State University, East Bay

Hobbies: Baking, cooking, hiking, spending time with my husband

Email: CortneyMarcus@rcs.edu

Favorite verse: Romans 8:38-39 “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present not things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Miss Deborah Masin

Began ministering at RCS in 1979

Assignment: Kindergarten Teacher

College:Westmont College

Hobbies: Visiting and photographing lighthouses all over the USA

Email: DeborahMasin@rcs.edu

Favorite verse: Isaiah 40:31 “…but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

Mrs. Amy Neal

Began ministering at RCS in 2007

Assignment: 5th Grade Teacher

College:California State University, Hayward

Hobbies: Reading, Traveling

Email: AmyNeal@rcs.edu

Favorite verse: Jeremiah 29:11-13 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”

Miss Deborah Orluck

Began ministering at RCS in 1978

Assignment: 1st Grade Teacher

College:University of California, Berkeley

Hobbies: Participating in the Paws to Read program at the Castro Valley Library and taking my dog to convalescent facilities

Email: DebraOrluck@rcs.edu

Favorite verse: Romans 8:38-39 “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Mrs. Pam Sommers

Began ministering at RCS in 1979

Assignment:3rd Grade Teacher

Colleges:Biola University; California State University, Hayward

Hobbies: Family time, Reading, Oakland A’s baseball

Email: PamSommers@rcs.edu

Favorite verse: Psalm 46:10a “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

Mrs. Laura Vanegas

Began ministering at RCS in 2015

Assignment:3rd Grade Teacher

Colleges: Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with an Emphasis in Elementary Education from Colorado Christian University

Hobbies: Drinking tea while reading a book, watching Kansas University men’s basketball team play on TV, cheering on my husband playing baseball, and playing many board games with my family.

Email: LauraVanegas@rcs.edu

Favorite Verse: Ephesians 5:8 “For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.”

Mr. Timothy Voogd

Began Ministering at RCS 2013

Assignment: 4th Grade Teacher

Colleges: Pepperdine University

Hobbies:Reading, soccer, juggling, and running.

Email: TimVoogd@rcs.edu

Favorite Verse:1 John 4:10-11 “In this is love, not that we have loved God but he loved us and sent his son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”

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Elementary Specialists

Mrs. Sheri Blackburn

Began ministering at RCS in 1995

Assignment:Art Teacher, Lunch/Recess Supervisor, EDC

Hobbies: Crafts, Art, Interior Design, Floral Design

Email: SheriBlackburn@rcs.edu

Favorite verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Mrs. Virginia Borgerson

Began ministering at RCS in 2014borgerson-virginia

Assignment: Royal Choir, Classroom Music

Colleges: Pepperdine University

Email: VirginiaBorgerson@rcs.edu

Mr. Mark Cagle, Director of Choral Music, Fine Arts Department Head

Began ministering at RCS in 2008

Assignment: Elementary Beginning and Advanced Band

Colleges:U.S. Navy Nuclear Power School Graduate; Bachelor of Arts in Music from California State University, Stanislaus; Master of Music in Choral Conducting from California State University, Fullerton

Hobbies:Travel, Computers, Fish/Aquariums

Email: MarkCagle@rcs.edu

Favorite verse:John 15:4 “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in me.”

Mrs. Rhonda Garcia

Began ministering at RCS in 1991

Assignment:Elementary Librarian

Colleges:College of Alameda; Chabot College

Hobbies:Cat rescue, Gardening, Reading, Spending time with my three children

Email: RhondaGarcia@rcs.edu

Favorite verse:2 Kings 6:15-17 “When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh, my lord, what shall we do?” the servant asked. “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, “O LORD, open his eyes so he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”

Mrs. Deana Green

Began ministering at RCS in 1978

Assignment: Art Teacher

Colleges: California State University, East Bay; California College of Arts

Hobbies: Kayaking, Gardening

Email: DeanaGreen@rcs.edu

Favorite verse: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”

Mrs. Marlene Grunow

Began ministering at RCS in 1992

Assignment: Reading Specialist, JumpStart

Colleges: Laverne College; University of California, Santa Barbara; College of Notre Dame

Hobbies: Birding, Hiking – looking at God’s wonderful creation

Email: MarleneGrunow@rcs.edu

Favorite verse: 1 Peter 5:7 “…casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”

Mrs. Jackie Moog

Began ministering at RCS in 1987

Assignment:PE Teacher

Colleges: Biola University; California State University, Hayward

Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, traveling, holding babies

Email: JackieMoog@rcs.edu

Favorite verse: Proverbs 3:3-4 “Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.”

Mr. E.J. Roberts

Began ministering at RCS in 2014

Assignment:PE Teacher, JV Volleyball, MS Boys’ Basketball, and MS Girls’ Soccer Coach

Colleges: Lander University

Hobbies: Coaching soccer, Blue grass music, Cooking

Email: EJRoberts@rcs.edu

Favorite verse: James 1:2-4 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of may kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

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Elementary Support Staff

Miss Kellie Angotti

Began ministering at RCS in 2014

Assignment: EDC Aide

Email: KellieAngotti@rcs.edu

Mrs. Kim Angotti

Began ministering at RCS in 1997

Assignment: Instructional Aide, Lunch/Recess Supervisor

Hobbies: Swimming, Gardening

Email: KimAngotti@rcs.edu

Favorite verse: Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

Mrs. Janelle Blatchford

Began ministering at RCS in 2015

Assignment: Instructional Assistant

Colleges: California State University, Dominguez Hills; Long Beach City College

Hobbies: Hiking, time with friends and family, taking care of my animals

Email: JanelleBlatchford@rcs.edu

Favorite Verse: Philippians 2:1-5 “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy,complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus…”

Mrs. Patty Boyd

Began ministering at RCS in 1990

Position: Secretary

Colleges: California State University, Hayward; Michigan State

Hobbies: Reading

Email: PattyBoyd@rcs.edu

Favorite Verse: Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Mrs. Meghan Costanzo

Began ministering at RCS in 2016costanzo-meghan

Assignment: Instructional Assistant

Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and family as well as play with my two dogs

Email: MeghanCostanzo@rcs.edu

Favorite Verse: Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart,and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him,and he will make straight your paths.”

Mrs. Patricia De Soto

Began ministering at RCS in 2014

Assignment: Instructional Assistant, EDC Aide

Email: PatriciaDeSoto@rcs.edu

Mrs. Amy Doehne

Began ministering at RCS in 2016doehne-amy

Assignment: Instructional Assistant

Hobbies: Crafting, reading and spending time with family

Email: AmyDoehne@rcs.edu

Favorite Verse:  Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Mrs. Adriana Escoto

Began ministering at RCS in 2016 escoto-adriana

Assignment: Instructional Assistant

Hobbies: Spending time with my kids

Email: AdrianaEscoto@rcs.edu

Favorite Verse: Isaiah 40:8 “The grass withers, the flower fades,but the word of our God will stand forever.”

Mrs. Deborah Fosdahl

Began ministering at RCS in 2006

Assignment:Secretary

Colleges:California State University, Hayward

Hobbies:Reading, Art, Gardening, Cooking

Email: DeborahFosdahl@rcs.edu

Favorite verse:Romans 11:33-36 “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor? Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.”

Mrs. Deanna Gomez

Began ministering at RCS in 2015gomez-deanna

Assignment: Instructional Assistant

Email: DeannaGomez@rcs.edu

Mrs. Marsha Hubbard

Began ministering at RCS in 1975

Assignment: Instructional Assistant

Hobbies: Visiting Pacific Grove, CA

Email: MarshaHubbard@rcs.edu

Favorite verse: Psalm 91 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, ‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’ For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place—the Most High, who is my refuge—no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. ‘Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.'”

Mrs. Nancy Humes

Began ministering at RCS in 1972

Assignment: Instructional Assistant

Colleges: Biola University

Hobbies: Grandkids, Maps, Travel

Email: NancyHumes@rcs.edu

Favorite verse: Psalm 145: 8-9 “The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.”

Mrs. Julia Kary

Began ministering at RCS in 2015

Assignment: Instructional Assistant, Office Assistant

Colleges: Chabot College

Email: JuliaKary@rcs.edu

Mr. Ryan Lamb

Began ministering at RCS in 2008

Assignment: EDC Aide

Email: RyanLamb@rcs.edu

Ms. Elizabeth Michaud

Began ministering at RCS in 2013michaud-elizabeth

Assignment: Instructional Assistant

Email: ElizabethMichaud@rcs.edu

Miss Neala Nebres

Began ministering at RCS in 2005

Assignment: Instructional Assistant, Lunch/Recess Supervisor, EDC Lead

Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Doodling, Singing terribly when no one else is around to hear

Email: NealaNebres@rcs.edu

Favorite verse: Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”

Mrs. Nyvia Nebres

Began ministering at RCS in 1995

Assignment: EDC Lead

Colleges: Perpetual Help College

Hobbies: Eating, Walking, Doing puzzles

Email: NyviaNebres@rcs.edu

Favorite verse: Ephesians 4:6″…one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”

Miss Michelle Pleitez

Began ministering at RCS in 2014

Assignment: EDC Aide

Colleges: Chabot College

Hobbies: Playing the piano, watching old movies, reading, writing on my blog, and spending quality time with friends

Email: MichellePleitez@rcs.edu

Favorite Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Mr. Charles Taylor

Began ministering at RCS in 2015

Assignment: Custodian

Email: CharlesTaylor@rcs.edu

Mrs. Marilyn Voelmle

Began ministering at RCS in 1979

Assignment: Secretary

Hobbies: Working in my yard, Going to the library, Traveling

Email: MarilynVoelmle@rcs.edu

Favorite verse: Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.”

Mrs. Charlena Warzeka

Began ministering at RCS in 2013

Assignment: Instructional Assistant

Email: CharlenaWarzeka@rcs.edu

 

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