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Walk With God: Redwood Christian Schools Welcomes New Teachers as staff prepares for year

Walk With God: Redwood Christian Schools Welcomes New Teachers as staff prepares for year

Redwood Christian Schools welcomed faculty back to campuses Aug. 1. The school welcomed four new teachers.

Top (L to R): Miss FitzGerald, Miss Schoppet
Bottom (L to R): Miss Galvin, Mr. Wilkerson

 

Redwood Christian Schools faculty and staff returned to school on August 1 to kick off the school year and prepare to “Walk With God” as they lead students at their school.  This theme comes from Colossians 1:10-12, “so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.”  It is the school’s goal to not only demonstrate this as individuals, but instill in students the necessary character traits that enable them to walk “in a manner worthy of the Lord.” Throughout the year, RCS will focus on: “bearing fruit in every good work,” and “increasing in the knowledge of God.” They will also publish weekly Sunday devotions on the RCS Facebook page using the hashtag #WalkWithGod.

Due to an enrollment increase, a dedicated art and science teacher was necessary on the elementary campus.  Miss Shannon FitzGerald will step into the role. She has worked with kids since she was in middle school, has taught and led in various professional settings, and recently graduated with a degree in Illustration.  She shares, “I am so excited to work with a community of believers, to provide a Christ-centered perspective of art, to be able to point to God’s creativity and gifts, and to encourage kindness as an essential in the instruction to art.”

Teaching second grade is Miss Catherine Schoppet.  After completing a master’s degree in Educational Leadership in 2013, Miss Schoppet worked at a Christian school in San Jose.  After a series of steps that she explains as “God orchestrated,” she found RCS.  She said, “I have a passion for both Christian education and leading the next generation to claim and live their identity in Christ. This so closely aligns with RCS’ mission and values, that I knew I wanted to be a part of the school.”  

The Galvin family returns to RCS in Miss April Galvin.  Miss Galvin’s grandmother worked at RCS for 30 years and her father was a student as well.   She is passionate about the middle school classes she will be teaching: Bible, English, and History.  “I am looking forward to teaching subjects that I thoroughly love and enjoy, and I hope to help my own students excel in these subjects as well.”

Also joining the middle school and high school campus is Mr. Daren Wilkerson.  Mr. Wilkerson has taught for over 20 years at a local, public high school and now joins RCS.  He shares about his 10th grade English class, “So many students think of Shakespeare as written in a foreign language, unworthy of their interest, and a complete bore. As an actor who has been in many plays, and specifically a number of Shakespeare plays, I love showing them how filled with humanity these texts are, what fun they can be to act out and discuss, and what life lessons can be taken from them.”  Mr. Wilkerson will also teach 8th grade English this year.

The first day of school is August 15th.  Said Superintendent, Dr. Al Hearne, II, “One thing is the same this year: our commitment is to provide the most consistent academic and social environment possible while implementing the required mitigation factors. This includes working hard to meet each student’s unique learning needs, providing live instruction, and developing social-emotional health through the development of positive relationships.”

 

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Walk With God: Redwood Christian Schools Welcomes New Teachers as staff prepares for year

Walk With God: Redwood Christian Schools Welcomes New Teachers as staff prepares for year

Redwood Christian Schools welcomed faculty back to campuses Aug. 1. The school welcomed four new teachers.

Top (L to R): Miss FitzGerald, Miss Schoppet
Bottom (L to R): Miss Galvin, Mr. Wilkerson

 

Redwood Christian Schools faculty and staff returned to school on August 1 to kick off the school year and prepare to “Walk With God” as they lead students at their school.  This theme comes from Colossians 1:10-12, “so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.”  It is the school’s goal to not only demonstrate this as individuals, but instill in students the necessary character traits that enable them to walk “in a manner worthy of the Lord.” Throughout the year, RCS will focus on: “bearing fruit in every good work,” and “increasing in the knowledge of God.” They will also publish weekly Sunday devotions on the RCS Facebook page using the hashtag #WalkWithGod.

Due to an enrollment increase, a dedicated art and science teacher was necessary on the elementary campus.  Miss Shannon FitzGerald will step into the role. She has worked with kids since she was in middle school, has taught and led in various professional settings, and recently graduated with a degree in Illustration.  She shares, “I am so excited to work with a community of believers, to provide a Christ-centered perspective of art, to be able to point to God’s creativity and gifts, and to encourage kindness as an essential in the instruction to art.”

Teaching second grade is Miss Catherine Schoppet.  After completing a master’s degree in Educational Leadership in 2013, Miss Schoppet worked at a Christian school in San Jose.  After a series of steps that she explains as “God orchestrated,” she found RCS.  She said, “I have a passion for both Christian education and leading the next generation to claim and live their identity in Christ. This so closely aligns with RCS’ mission and values, that I knew I wanted to be a part of the school.”  

The Galvin family returns to RCS in Miss April Galvin.  Miss Galvin’s grandmother worked at RCS for 30 years and her father was a student as well.   She is passionate about the middle school classes she will be teaching: Bible, English, and History.  “I am looking forward to teaching subjects that I thoroughly love and enjoy, and I hope to help my own students excel in these subjects as well.”

Also joining the middle school and high school campus is Mr. Daren Wilkerson.  Mr. Wilkerson has taught for over 20 years at a local, public high school and now joins RCS.  He shares about his 10th grade English class, “So many students think of Shakespeare as written in a foreign language, unworthy of their interest, and a complete bore. As an actor who has been in many plays, and specifically a number of Shakespeare plays, I love showing them how filled with humanity these texts are, what fun they can be to act out and discuss, and what life lessons can be taken from them.”  Mr. Wilkerson will also teach 8th grade English this year.

The first day of school is August 15th.  Said Superintendent, Dr. Al Hearne, II, “One thing is the same this year: our commitment is to provide the most consistent academic and social environment possible while implementing the required mitigation factors. This includes working hard to meet each student’s unique learning needs, providing live instruction, and developing social-emotional health through the development of positive relationships.”

 

You May Also Be Interested in:

RCS Faculty Stories
RCS 2021-22 Calendar
RCS Parent Resources