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Position: 5th Grade Math & Science Teacher

College(s): William Jessup University; Grand Canyon University

Degrees/Certifications: CA Teaching Credential; ACSI Educator Certificate; Masters in Educational Leadership


What motivated you to become a teacher at Redwood Christian?

It wasn’t until last year that I knew that Redwood Christian Schools existed. Through a series of steps that only God could have orchestrated, I found Redwood Christian. I have a passion for Christian education and leading the next generation to claim their identity in Christ and to live in it. This so closely aligns with RCS’ mission and values, that I knew I wanted to be a part of that community. As I went through the application and interview process the hand of God was so tangible in all the pieces, I know this is where I am called to be.

What do you love about your role at RCS?

God has shown me recently my passion for people. I am so blessed to share life with such wonderful people here at RCE from the families, to fellow faculty, to my student's, God has truly blessed me.

What sets RCS students apart from students in other schools?

The first thing that comes to mind when I think about how RCS students are set apart is their compassion. I have seen students show a level of care way beyond their years and that care has created a beautiful campus atmosphere.

Our tagline is “Inspiring Futures.” How do you inspire futures in your role?

Inspiring Futures by living an authentic life that glorifies God and strives to right situations in a way that glorifies Him.

What do you want your students to gain from having known you?

I want my students to know that when you give God control of your life, He does amazing things in and through you.

What Scripture motivates you in your role at RCS?

One of my favorite verses when it comes to the classroom in 1 Timothy 4:12 - "Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity." In 5th grade, they are currently the "top of the food chain", but when they move onto Middle School, they become "low man on the totem pole". I want them to understand that no matter where they are they can show other's who Christ is and the difference He makes in their life.

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