Position: Director of RCS Global
College: Bachelor of Science in History Education from Tennessee Temple University: Master of Arts in Teaching from Liberty University; Master of Arts in History from Southwestern Assemblies of God University.
What is your role at Redwood Christian Schools?
My role is primarily the director of the international student program. I also serve as assistant principal, 11th grade US History teacher, one of the executive council advisors, one of the Interact advisors and any other area I can jump in and help with.
What do you love about Redwood Christian Schools?
I love the diversity on campus in that not only do we have over six countries represented in our international student program, our local student body is a representative sample of our local area. I love how we are a Christian school with a strong relational focus. We place a high priority on reaching students for Christ and providing a strong academic program without sacrificing one for the other.
What motivated you to serve at Redwood Christian?
Having met Bruce Johnson and Al Hearne through an accreditation visit at my international school, I was struck by the passion they had for Christ and academics and that reaching the next generation for Christ can be done so effectively through the medium of education. The international student program strikes me as “reverse missions.” We have the opportunity to bring students from other countries into a strong educational experience that is focused on Christ.
What do you feel is the significance of your role at RCS?
I believe my role is significant due to the opportunity to reach non-believers for Christ, specifically from other countries and cultures.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to shape the overall experience of students at RCS?
I believe that a talent that I have is my relational ability with students. I truly enjoy building relationships with the entire student body.
What sets RCS students apart from students in other schools?
RCS students are great. One of the things that sets them apart from other schools is the community on campus. While by no means perfect, the student body rallies around one another in times of need and in times of excitement, such as sports games, drama events, etc.
The RCS tagline is “the education you TRUST for the children you LOVE.” How do you accomplish this in your role at RCS?
International students’ parents place an incredible amount of trust in us as a school and in me as a director of the program. By providing both a safe and academically challenging environment for international students, parents can rest knowing that they can trust their children in our care. I see myself as a “proxy parent” for international students during their time at our school.
What do you want students to gain from having known you?
I want students to see and experience Christ’s love through me. I want them to see firsthand a life changed by Christ and that perhaps during their time at Redwood, they can take their first step in their journey towards knowing Christ.
What is your favorite verse?
James 1:17 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”