A Q&A With The New Redwood Christian Elementary Vice Principal
I have lived in China for the past three years. It was while working at the school there that I became familiar with RCS. I am drawn to RCS’s commitment to developing their students’ Christian faith. I can already tell that this is because the faculty and staff have a deep love for Jesus themselves.
How did God call you into teaching and what are your professional credentials?
After high school, I joined a Christian ministry called Life Action. I taught the children’s services for the conferences we ran. It was then that the Lord pointed me in the direction of becoming a teacher. I got my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Moody Bible Institute and I have teacher certification through ACSI. I am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Education with a focus on Curriculum Design and Assessment.
What have been your experiences in Christian education prior to coming to RCS?
I attended a Christian elementary school as a child. I taught at a Christian school in Cambodia for a semester and a Christian school in China for three years.
Why do you think a Christian education is important for families to consider?
A Christian school has aspirations for their students to grow as a whole person: physically, mentally and spiritually. Christian educators teach with the understanding that all truth is God’s truth, and they will be causing the students to pursue Him, not just academic knowledge. Christian schools will approach discipline from a different mindset as they exhibit the grace and truth of Jesus and train students to walk in the way of godliness.
We know it’s early but what do you love the most about RCS so far?
I love how helpful and supportive everyone is!
How do you hope to make a difference in the lives of RCS students?
I hope that I can get to know them individually so that I can encourage them in their walk with Jesus and in the person they are becoming. I want to help them develop godly character and show that by example of my own life.