HS – Evan Barnhart
Colleges: Tennessee Templeton University; Southwestern Assemblies of God University; Liberty University; Walden University
Degree(s)/Certification(s): ACSI Educator and Administration Certificate; Masters of Arts in Teaching; Doctorate
What is your role at Redwood Christian Schools?
My role is primarily the director of the international student program. I also serve as assistant principal, 11th grade US History teacher, high school Christian Ministry teacher, one of the high school executive council advisors, one of the Interact advisors and any other area I can jump in and help with.
What do you love about your roles as an administrator, teacher, and advisor at Redwood Christian Schools?
I love how we are a Christian private academy with a strong relational focus. I love the opportunity to be a part of the students’ lives and help to guide them in their walk with Jesus.
What sets RCS apart from other schools?
I love our focus on following Jesus and our opportunity to develop strong relationships with the students.
Why do families from across the world choose RCS?
International students‘ parents place an incredible amount of trust in us as a school and in me as a director of the program. By providing both a safe and academically challenging environment for international students, parents can rest knowing that they can trust their children in our care. I see myself as a “proxy parent” for international students during their time at our school.
The RCS tagline is “INSPIRING FUTURES.” How do you accomplish this in your role at RCS?
RCS inspires students for the future in providing holistic opportunities for growth in their development. RCS does this with a strong spiritual focus – so no matter what the future may look for any student, they understand how to follow Jesus and demonstrate his love for others.
What do you want students to gain from having known you?
I want students to see Jesus in me in how I treat each one of them and to desire to know Him and show His love to others.
What is your favorite verse?
Ephesians 4:1-3 (MSG) “In light of all this, here’s what I want you to do. While I’m locked up here, a prisoner for the Master, I want you to get out there and walk—better yet, run!—on the road God called you to travel. I don’t want any of you sitting around on your hands. I don’t want anyone strolling off, down some path that goes nowhere. And mark that you do this with humility and discipline—not in fits and starts, but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love, alert at noticing differences and quick at mending fences. You were all called to travel on the same road and in the same direction, so stay together, both outwardly and inwardly. You have one Master, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who rules over all, works through all, and is present in all. Everything you are and think and do is permeated with Oneness.”