College: Diploma in Bible/Missions from Prairie Bible Institute; Bachelor of Arts in History from Seattle Pacific University; Masters of Education, Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Washington; California Teacher’s Credential from California State University, East Bay
What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools?
I teach 6th Grade World History, 8th Grade U.S. History, and Middle School Leadership. I also coordinate Middle School social activities and am an occasional bus driver for the school.
What do you love about Redwood Christian Schools?
I value teaching at Redwood Christian Schools because it allows me to help students to know and to trust what is true, to know and to do what is right, and it also helps students to develop the knowledge and skills they will need for life.
Why do you like teaching at RCS?
I like teaching at Redwood Christian because it helps students develop a world and life view that is rooted in truth. I also appreciate the strong sense of teamwork between Redwood parents and teachers as we work together for the long-range good of their young people.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to shape the overall experience of students at RCS?
God has equipped me to help students develop organizational skills and work habits that will help them future courses and in job settings. I love cultivating intrinsic interest in the subjects that I teach, and hope to motivate students for a life-time of learning.
What sets RCS students apart from students in other schools?
RCS students are often highly motivated to succeed.
The RCS tagline is “the education you TRUST for the children you LOVE.” How do you accomplish this in your role at RCS?
The RCS tagline is “the education you TRUST for the children you LOVE.” I strive to be worthy of the honor of serving the families of Redwood “in loco parentis” – representing the interests of the parents as I teach their children.
What do you want students to gain from having known you?
I hope that, having known me, my students will say that I lived what I taught.
What is your favorite verse?
2 Timothy 2:3 “Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.” I like this verse because my grandmother gave it to me when I was ten. As it has worked out, it has turned out to be a goal in my life. A soldierly life helps us to be effective in serving God.