Position: Elementary Principal
College(s): Moody Bible Institute; Walden University
Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Science – Elementary Education; Master of Science – Education (specialization: Curriculum Design, Assessment and Instruction)
What do you love about your role(s) at RCS?
When I tell people I’m an Assistant Principal, it’s usually met with a sympathetic, “Oh…that means you have to handle all the discipline…” I understand that this does not sound like a coveted activity, but at RCS we don’t handle it the way most people would assume. I love that working through misbehavior gives me the opportunity to help students think through their behavior, identify their motivations/goals for their actions, and bring those both in line with the Gospel. Seeing character growth and development is the best part of my job.
What do you love about RCS?
I love that RCS is a community. We get to develop deep relationships that go beyond academics and help students grow socially, spiritually and physically as well as academically.
What sets RCS students apart from students in other schools?
I believe RCS students are set apart from other students because they receive an education that is so much more than academic. We intentionally teach relational skills, communication skills, respect, and responsibility. And most importantly, they are learning to seek God.
How does RCS as a school inspire futures?
I hope that RCS is a place where students dream big because they have encountered a big God. I hope they find what they are passionate about as they see the passion their teachers have and have opportunity to explore different things.
What do you want your students to gain from having known you?
I want them to feel known, loved and cared for and then to pass that on by knowing, loving, and caring for others. I also want them to realize that their lives matter to God. He loves them and what is happening in their life matters to Him.
What is your favorite verse?
Hebrews 4:14-16 which says ” Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. “