College: Biola University
What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools?
I am a 4th grade teacher.
What do you love about Redwood Christian Schools?
I love that RCS provides an education with a foundation on God’s perfect Word. It is a privilege to be able to teach the Bible every day to my students, and integrate the Bible into every subject area.
Why do you like teaching at RCS?
I like teaching at RCS because my fellow teachers love the Lord and support one another. RCS is blessed to have such a God-fearing staff who prioritizes living for the Lord and loving students and Christ loved them first.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to shape the overall experience of students at RCS?
The Lord has given me a passion for the Arts since I was an elementary student. I use my past experiences with music, visual art, dance, and theater, to create a multifaceted classroom with a holistic approach to education. Each student learns differently, so it is imperative that teachers present academic content diversely as well.
What sets RCS students apart from students in other schools?
One may simply assume that RCS is just like any other private Christian academic establishment, alongside its students. However, RCS students are well equipped to be critical and creative thinkers, respectful and responsible citizens, effective communicators, active learners, and most importantly, spiritually growing. As we the faculty integrate these aspects into our teaching, students are growing to become more like Jesus and more like who He has created them to be.
The RCS tagline is “the education you TRUST for the children you LOVE.” How do you accomplish this in your role at RCS?
I develop a culture of safety in my classroom from the first day of school. We discuss that this classroom is your home away from home, and therefore this is your family away from your family. This foundation sets the tone for the rest of the school year, to be a class that loves, as Jesus loves and builds each other up. This causes students to be receptive to the quality education they are receiving, and further develop their skills for the advancement of the Kingdom of God.
What do you want students to gain from having known you?
I desire, more than anything, to know God better after knowing me. I want my students to understand the Jesus loves them more than anybody else, and that He has a plan for their lives.
What is your favorite verse?
Habakkuk 3:17-19 “Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places.”