Position: Elementary Teacher
How did God call you into teaching?
I have always had a strong desire to work with children and many natural gifts with early education. I have taught preK for four years, kindergarten one year and elementary art one year.
What motivated you to become a teacher at Redwood Christian?
Being a Redwood alumnus assisted me in becoming a teacher at Redwood. I have always loved the redwood community and all that the school represents for the bay area. I am looking forward to working in a faith-based work environment with other Christian employees.
Tell us about your family and how they are looking forward to this new opportunity.
Teaching was passed down from my mom, a Redwood alumnus and long-standing Redwood teach, Mrs. Moog! It is so exciting to be working together and being in the Redwood family together.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
I am very passionate about learning experiences in the TK classroom, specifically learning through play. I believe it is very important that young children learn most of their behavior and beginning skills in an experiential way rather than a static learning mode.
What is something you want students to have gained after having you as their teacher?
To know that Jesus made them, loves them, and wants to guide their life.
Do you have any other hobbies/interests outside of teaching?
I’m a very artistic person, I enjoy trying out many forms of art such as painting, knitting, sewing, carpentry and many other mediums.
The RCS tagline is “Inspiring Futures.” How do you plan to inspire students in your classroom?
I plan to inspire TK students by giving them opportunities to be independent, by creating a clear routine for them to follow and setting behavioral goals that they can eventually regulate themselves in order to gain self-esteem and pride in their accomplished work.
What is your favorite Bible verse?
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 (ESV)