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Maranatha Shinoda

Position: Elementary School Teacher

College(s): Bethel University, Indiana

Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts – Education, with a Kindergarten endorsement

Email: MaranathaShinoda@rcs.edu

What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools?

I teach Transitional Kindergarten.

What do you love about your role(s) at RCS?

They say it takes a village to raise a child. The RCS community feels like a family. We truly endeavor to work together to raise our students to be godly individuals equipped to take on the world.

What sets RCS students apart from students in other schools?

RCS students often learn to seek knowledge and wisdom through a Biblical lens. They learn that God is the originator of all truth and therefore they can honor God in all areas of learning.  

How do you inspire your students?

I love teaching TK. At that age, students are naturally inquisitive and look forward to fun experiences. This makes hands-on learning engaging and inspiring. It’s my goal that all my students leave inspired to be lifelong learners who have a growth mindset and are up for any challenge..

What do you want your students to gain from having known you?

I want my students to know they are loved, especially by God. I want them to know that God will always take care of them and that they can trust Him.

What is your favorite verse?

Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

God promises to never leave us or forsake us, therefore we can be strong and courageous. This gives me strength to do my best every day.



Maranatha Shinoda

Position: Elementary School Teacher

College(s): Bethel University, Indiana

Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts – Education, with a Kindergarten endorsement

Email: MaranathaShinoda@rcs.edu

What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools?

I teach Transitional Kindergarten.

What do you love about your role(s) at RCS?

They say it takes a village to raise a child. The RCS community feels like a family. We truly endeavor to work together to raise our students to be godly individuals equipped to take on the world.

What sets RCS students apart from students in other schools?

RCS students often learn to seek knowledge and wisdom through a Biblical lens. They learn that God is the originator of all truth and therefore they can honor God in all areas of learning.  

How do you inspire your students?

I love teaching TK. At that age, students are naturally inquisitive and look forward to fun experiences. This makes hands-on learning engaging and inspiring. It’s my goal that all my students leave inspired to be lifelong learners who have a growth mindset and are up for any challenge..

What do you want your students to gain from having known you?

I want my students to know they are loved, especially by God. I want them to know that God will always take care of them and that they can trust Him.

What is your favorite verse?

Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

God promises to never leave us or forsake us, therefore we can be strong and courageous. This gives me strength to do my best every day.