Position: Redwood Christian Middle School and High School Assistant Principal
College: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a Minor in Recreation from California State University, East Bay; Teaching Credential and Master of Arts in Best Practices of Teaching Cross-Cultural Education from National University.
What is your role at Redwood Christian Schools?
My role is Assistant Principal and Girls Dean at the MSHS campus. I am also the Varsity Basketball Coach and a Bus Driver.
What do you love about Redwood Christian Schools?
I love that we can teach every subject through the lens of Scripture and freely explain to students what God’s Word says. I love how our faculty care for our kids as children made in the image of God. I love that RCS pursues excellence with truth.
What motivated you to serve at Redwood Christian?
I believe it is where God led me. In His timing, He opened up the opportunity and I followed.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to shape the overall experience of students at RCS?
My initial reaction is that I have “been in their shoes.” To some degree that is true, but to some degree it is not. I went to RCS and could not value my time there more. I remember the angst of dress code and remember the numerous rules, but I now see as an adult how so many things about RCS molded me into the woman I am today — someone who loves and pursues Jesus. I grew through so many of my experiences at RCS or because of relationships I built at RCS. I hope I can lead and love on kids in this same way, directing them all the while to know Jesus and enjoy a personal relationship with Him.
What sets RCS students apart from students in other schools?
We all live in the same culture, right? At Redwood, our kids are taught how to live with a Biblical perspective in this crazy culture. They are taught truth and challenged to critically understand and pursue it.
The RCS tagline is “the education you TRUST for the children you LOVE.” How do you accomplish this in your role at RCS?
I want all kids to feel safe to to navigate through hard things — hard teachings, rules and conflicts in relationships. I think that part of my role is walking through difficulties with them when they don’t know how to navigate on their own. I hold students accountable for their actions, I counsel, and I often explain life to them from a new perspective.
What do you want students to gain from having known you?
It’s hard to give one answer for this. I want them to know that they are loved deeply. I want them to know there is joy as we trust and obey the Lord, even in the little things. I want them to know they are valued as a child of the King, being made in His very own image. I want them to be people who seek to build up and encourage those around them because words carry more weight than we realize.
What is your favorite verse?
Isaiah 41:13 – “For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, ‘Fear not, I am the one who helps you.’”