Position: Redwood Christian Elementary Principal
College: Bachelor of Arts in Physical Science from Northwest Nazarene College; Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Chapman University.
What do you love about Redwood Christian Schools?
I love the family-type atmosphere, and I love being able to speak about and pray to God with great co-workers, parents, and students.
What motivated you to serve at Redwood Christian?
My desire was to work at a Christian school. Redwood Christian has a reputation of teaching a Biblical worldview, and I was motivated to work at a school with a solid foundation.
What do you feel is the significance of your role at RCS?
I get to equip teachers so that they can be the best educators possible for their students.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to shape the overall experience of students at RCS?
I have a great sense of humor that adds to the culture at RCE.
What sets RCS students apart from students in other schools?
RCS students are able to thrive because of the support they receive from parents. We have the best parents at RCS who partner with us to provide a solid foundation for the students. Therefore, students are able to explore the gifts and talents that God has given them and graduate from RCS equipped for their future.
The RCS tagline is “the education you TRUST for the children you LOVE.” How do you accomplish this in your role at RCS?
Sometimes being honest and working through conflict can be painful. As elementary principal, I believe it is my responsibility to have honest conversations with families about how to best support the student to reach his or her full potential.
What do you want students to gain from having known you?
I want students to know that it pays to be strong and courageous in the Lord. In Joshua 1:9 (ESV), God says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
What are your favorite verses:
Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified…for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave your nor forsake you.”
Isaiah 43:1 ESV “But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: ‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine…’”