Position: Middle School and High School English Teacher
How did God call you into teaching (if taught before), and/or what are your
professional credentials (or prior work experience)?
When I was younger, I knew I always wanted to work with children. During my
senior year of college, I had a good friend who lived nearby (and is now my sister-
in-law). She worked as a 6th grade Language Arts teacher, and I loved volunteering
in her classroom twice a week. The kids were so much fun; just the right
combination of working independently and still willing to have fun in the classroom. I
got my teaching credential at St. Mary’s College of California after graduating from
college. I worked one year in Walnut Creek teaching 7th grade CORE
(History/English) and 6th-grade reading. Moving out to Brentwood, I taught
Language Arts for two years in 7th and 8th grade until I had my first child and felt
God calling me to stay home. I am excited to be back in the classroom!
What motivated you to become a teacher at Redwood Christian?
After 9 years home to take care of my four children and 4 years as a real estate
agent working with my mother-in-law, I believed it was time to make my way back to
the classroom. My youngest child, now in 1st grade and at school full time, allowed
this to occur. My oldest child Elijah has attended RCMS for the past two years, and
I have seen great strides in his emotional, spiritual, and academic growth. This was
a substantial motivating factor, drawing me to be a member of the community
responsible for this change. As a Christian, I also found the beliefs and lifestyle
choices being taught in the public school sector unacceptable and not something
that I can see myself forced to be part of. RCS was, for me, the only choice.
Tell us about your family and how they are looking forward to this new
I have been married to my husband, Justin Redemer, for 16 years. He is an English
teacher at Hayward High School and the Men’s Director at 3 Crosses Church. We
have four children; Elijah (13), Caleb (11), Joshua (8), and Hannah (6). They are
excited that I will be a teacher again like their father (even those who will be on
campus with me)!
What unique experience, talent, or interest do you bring to your classroom to
help shape your students’ learning experience?
I love teaching writing and getting my students excited about it with topics that interest
What is something you want students to have gained after having you as their
I would love my students to have a solid understanding of writing and express an
appreciation for reading!
Do you have any other hobbies/interests outside of teaching?
I enjoy baking, sewing and currently play ice hockey in a women’s league in
How do you plan to inspire students specific to your subject?
Being a mother to four children over the past 13 years has taught me that each
child is unique and requires a different approach to reach them. Some require more
patience. Some require tougher love. They each move at different speeds, and I
plan to meet my students where they are individually in the same way.
What is your favorite Bible verse?
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known
to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by
prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And
the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your
minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV)