Staff Directory

Kimberly Akimoff 1201491

Ms. Akimoff is our Fourth Grade Teacher. She earned her BA in Psychology from Sonoma State University and her Masters of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from Dominican College. She also holds a California multiple subject credential. Ms. Akimoff has been in Christian education since 1992 and has been with Redding Christian School since 2015.

E-mail: kakimoff@reddingchristian.com

 

Brandon Baumann

Mr. Baumann is our Performing Arts director. He teaches all three band levels, choir, and directs the drama as well as the musical. Brandon earned his BS in Music Education from Olivet Nazarene and his Masters in instrumental music. Mr. Baumann joined the RCS family in 2016.

E-mail: bbaumann@reddingchristian.com

 

Mike Berry 12413

Mr. Berry is our K-12 PE teacher and Varsity Soccer coach.  Mike’s Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry and experience as a former athlete and coach create an excitement and focus for our children. Mr. Berry joined RCS in 2014.

E-mail: mberry@reddingchristian.com

 

Marti Bigelow   11960

Mrs. Bigelow teaches Middle and High School Math. Mrs. Bigelow has her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics with an emphasis on Statistics and she is finishing her California Teaching Credential. Mrs. Bigelow has been with the RCS family since 2005.

E-mail: mbigelow@reddingchristian.com

 

Nicole Burnett   11960

Mrs. Burnett is our Second Grade Teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Christian Teacher Education from Shasta Bible college. Mrs. Burnett was a teacher at RCS from 2002-2005 and returned to Redding Christian School in 2015.

E-mail: nburnett@reddingchristian.com

Jenn Callaway

Welcome Mrs. Callaway, who is teaching in Second Grade. Mrs. Callaway has over 17 years’ experience as a classroom teacher before joining RCS in 2018. She is a strong support for her colleagues and is very adept at differentiating instruction. Mrs. Callaway has a B.A. in Liberal Arts and multiple subject teaching credential from Chico State. 

E-mail: jcallaway@reddingchristian.com

Paula Cathey 1202261

Mrs. Cathey is a High School Math Teacher. She teaches Algebra 1A, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus and Calculus. She has a B.S. Industrial & Systems Engineering from San Jose State University and a California Single Subject Math Credential from Simpson University.  She also has her ACSI certification. She has been in education since 2008 and with Redding Christian since 2013.

E-mail: pcathey@reddingchristian.com

 

Mindy Churchin

We are blessed to have Mindy Churchin on our staff as a credentialed Special Education Teacher. She has much experience in the regular ed classroom as well as with special needs students. She has a B.A. from Chico State with Mild/Moderate  and Moderate/Severe Education Specialist credentials. Mrs. Churchin joined RCS in 2018.

E-mail:mchurchin@reddingchristian.com

Sherrie Combs   12335

Mrs. Combs is one of our middle school teachers. Mrs. Combs primarily teaches sixth grade students along with Middle School Electives. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Biola University, and has her California multiple subject teaching credenial. She has over 20 years of teaching experience including three years in Germany and four years teaching in Japan with DoDDS. Mrs.Combs has been at RCS since 2007.

E-mail: scombs@reddingchristian.com

 

David Costillo

Mr. Costillo is our High School Bible classes. He earned his MA in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from Talbot School of Theology in 2007. His work with Biola University and Azusa Pacific prepared him and his wife to establish The Refuge Retreat Center in Shingletown in 2017 and joined RCS faculty in 2018. Mr. Costillo’s professional writing, speaking and teaching experiences with spiritual formation will be of significant benefit to our students and staff.

E-mail: dcostillo@reddingchristian.com 

Debbi Darrah

Mrs. Darrah is our Secretary . She has been with Redding Christian School since 2014.

E-mail: ddarrah@reddingchristian.com

 

Rose Drake

Mrs. Drake teaches 1st grade and joined RCS in 2017. She has her B.A in Elementary Education from Alderson Broaddus University with a multiple subject teacher credential. 

E-mail: rdrake@reddingchristian.com

 

Karie Fristoe

Karie Fristoe is one of our Kindergarten teachers. She has taught kindergarten and first grade for over 5 years, also as a homeschool teacher for 5 years. She specializes in reading intervention and joined RCS in 2018. Mrs. Fristo has a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Pepperdine University and M.A. in Education and multiple subject teacher credential from National University.

E-mail: kfristoe@reddingchristian.com 

Jennifer DiGiuseppe   12069

Mrs. Di Giuseppe teaches middle and high school electives. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Fresno Pacific University she attended Chapman University and acquired her California Teaching Credential. Mrs. Di Giuseppe has her ACSI Teaching Credential. She currently teaches Middle School History, Technology, Cooking and Yearbook. She has been with RCS since 2004.

E-mail: jdigiusepp@reddingchristian.com

 

Adelle Hall  12319

Mrs. Hall is our Pre-Kindergarten Teacher. She has attended University of Phoenix and Shasta College with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Hall has nine years of experience in education and has been at Redding Christian School since 2006.

E-mail: ahall@reddingchristian.com

 

Angie Henderson

Angie Henderson is the school’s Finance Manager where she puts her gifts of administration to good use. She has been with RCS since December 2017.

E-mail: ahenderson@reddingchristian.com 

 

Chris Henderson

Chris Henderson does the schools janitorial and maintenance. He keeps the campus and classrooms looking great. He is everyone’s favorite “Mr. Fix It.”  He has been at RCS since 2016.

 

Beth Healy 12413

Mrs. Healy is a retired kindergarten teacher who spent many years with us here at Redding Christian School and other places during her career. She has returned as one of our kindergarten classroom aids. She has been with RCS since 2014.

 

Janet Henry  12441

Mrs. Henry is teaches Middle School Bible and Math. She has her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University and has been with Redding Christian School since 1991.

E-mail: jhenry@reddingchristian.com

 

Katrina Holyfield

Katrina Holyfield did her student teaching at RCS with Mrs. Akimoff and Mrs. Burnett and was hired on full time in 2018. Mrs. Holyfield is part of our Fifth Grade team. Mrs. Holyfield has her B.A. in Education from Simpson University and multiple subject teacher credential from Shasta Bible College. 

E-mail: kholyfield@reddingchristian.com 

 

Ellie Hughes   11892

Ms. Hughes is a Pre-School Teacher. She completed the preschool licensing program at Shasta College. She has been with Redding Christian School since 2015 and alumni class of 2015.

 

 

Larinda Hughes 

Mrs. Hughes is the Office Manager at Redding Christian School. She keeps the office running smoothly and can often be found coaching a variety of athletic teams. She has been with Redding Christian School since 2005.

E-mail: lhughes@reddingchristian.com

 

Wil Keepers   11892

Mr. Keepers is a High School Science teacher. He has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Idaho. Wil has been an adjuct professor in Biology for Corban University. He has been teaching math and science since 1995 and has been with Redding Christian School since 2015.

E-mail: wkeepers@reddingchristian.com

 

Carla King   12447

Mrs. King teaches high school English, is the NHS and Student Life adviser.  She acquired her Bachelor of Arts from York College of Pennsylvania and her Masters in Education from Simpson University.  Mrs. King has her professional Life-time ACSI Certificate.  She has been with Redding Christian School since 1997.

E-mail: cking@reddingchristian.com

 

Nancy Lund   12449

Mrs. Lund is a fourth grade teacher. She received her Bachelor of Science from Taylor University and her Master of Arts in Education from Ball State University. She holds her ACSI, Multiple Subject and Special Education Credentials. Mrs. Lund has been in education since 1976 and has been with Redding Christian since 1996.

E-mail:nlund@reddingchristian.com

 

Janet Magly 12137

Mrs. Magly is our Elementary Reading Aide. She also supervises students during their recess and lunch and is the Kindergarten Extended Day Supervisor. She has been with Redding Christian School since 2006.

 

 

Ingrid McMahon 12452

Mrs. McMahon is our Intervention Teacher for grades 1st through 12th. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Biola University and her teaching credential from Hayward State University. She has been in education since 1982 and with Redding Christian School since 1999.

Email: imcmahon@reddingchristian.com

 

Adam Moore 1202571

Mr. Moore teaches Middle and High school Art and Graphic Design . With a BFA in Education and a degree from Eastern Michigan University he taught in Chicago area high schools for seven years. Mr. Moore has a passion for both 2D and 3D art in addition to graphic design. He has been with the RCS family since 2014.

E-mail: amoore@reddingchristian.com

 

Michelle Moore 12413

Mrs. Moore has a BA degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Biblical Studies from North Central University. She taught for seven years in Chicago, Illinois before relocating to Redding to join the Primary school team. She joined the Redding Christian School family in 2014.

E-mail: mmoore@reddingchristian.com

 

Nichols, Kathleen

Kathleen Nichols

Mrs. Nichols teaches in the Elementary School. She acquired her BS in Elementary Education from Gordon University in 1980 and her MA in Education from Villanova University in 1989. She has been teaching since 1985 and has been with the RCS family since 2015.

E-mail: knichols@reddingchristian.com 

Kathy Orr

Mrs. Kathy Orr is returning to RCS on a part time basis teaching sophomore English. Mrs. Orr has experience teaching at all levels including periodic part time teaching positions at Shasta College and Simpson University. We are very excited to have her back with the RCS family even if it is only part time. Mrs. Orr originally started with RCS on a part time basis in 1998. She was full time for many years before stepping away in 2016 for a short time, returning again in 2018. 

E-mail: korr@reddingchristian.com 

 

Christine Paine

We are excited to add Mrs. Paine in the First Grade. Mrs. Paine has a B.A. and M.A. in Education from Biola University, reading and literacy certificate and multiple subject teacher credential from UC-Irvine.  She had been teaching in Hong Kong at an International Christian school with her family for 12 years. She has 8 years of teaching experience in kindergarten and first grade and is experienced with using a balanced literacy program. Mrs. Pained joined RCS in 2018.

E-mail: cpaine@reddingchristian.co

Andrew Paradis

It is hard to capture everything Mr. Paradis has taught, but he primarily teaches Science classes,  supplements our computer classes and teaches a section of mathematics. Mr. Paradis has been in Christian Education since 1992 and joined RCS in the fall of 2018. Mr. Paradis has a B.S. in Natural Sciences from Washington Baptist Teacher College and ACSI certification. 

E-mail: aparadis@reddingchristian.com 

Gerald Piper

Mr. Piper is the school’s Athletic Director and teaches weight training and health. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies from Shasta Bible College, a Bachelor of Arts from Simpson University and his ACSI Certification. He has been with Redding Christian since 2008.

E-mail: gpiper@reddingchristian.com

 

  Erika Piper

Mrs. Piper is the School Administrator. She has her Bachelor of Arts in Health Education, her California Teaching Credential, California Administrative Services credential and her ACSI Administrator Certificate. Her graduate work is in Curriculum and Instruction. She has been in education since 1998 and has been with Redding Christian School since 2008.

E-mail: epiper@reddingchristian.com

 

Richard Schneck   12460

Mr. Schneck teaches U.S. History, Government, Geography, Driver’s Training and Administration of Justice. He acquired his Bachelor of Arts from Simpson University and has his California Teaching Credential and ACSI Certification. He has been with Redding Christian School since 2002.

E-mail: rschneck@reddingchristian.com

 

Monica Spillane

Mrs. Spillane is the high school Spanish instructor. Maestra Spillane is a native Spanish speaker with her BA in Spanish from UC-Davis and an MA in Spanish from Cal. State in Sacramento. She has experiences teaching Spanish in a a dual immersion program she launched at the elementary school level all the way up to teaching at Simpson University. She started working with us at RCS in 2018. 

E-mail: mspillane@reddingchristian.com 

 

Brian 2016Brian Steffen

Mr. Steffen is the Middle and High School Principal. He earned his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and in 2010 earned his MA in Christian Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has been an Advanced Placement Statistics teacher since 2007 and a national AP exam grader since 2013. Mr. Steffen has been working in administration since 2002 and also serves as our College Counselor. He joined the RCS family in 2014.

E-mail: bsteffen@reddingchristian.com

 

Kathy Stevens

Mrs. Stevens is on our Middle School team teaching Science and P.E. She has B.A. Liberal Arts with multiple subject teacher credential and endorsements in English and P.E. through Chico State. Mrs. Stevens has worked both part and full-time with RCS since 2011.

E-mail: kstevens@reddingchristian.com 

 

Kaylene Tate

Mrs. Tate is a Simpson University graduate and has been working in the office at RCS since 2006. 

E-mail: ktate@reddingchristian.com 

 

Teen Weatherford 12466

Mrs. Weatherford is the school secretary at RCS. She attended college at Biola University and has spent most of her career helping Christian schools. She has been with Redding Christian School since 2003.

E-mail: tweatherford@reddingchristian.com

 

Lori Wunner  12322

Mrs. Wunner is one of our fifth grade teachers. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of LaVerne and holds her California Teaching Credential. Mrs. Wunner has been with Redding Christian since 2010.

E-mail: lwunner@reddingchristian.com

Erica Wyse

Mrs. Wyse teaches Middle School English and Language Arts. She has her B.A. from UC-Irvine and M.A. in Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She has TESL certificate from Irvine as well. Mrs. Wyse has experience working with ESL students and students with learning differences. Mrs. Wyse has been the RCS swim coach since 2011 and joined RCS in the classroom in 2016. 

E-mail: ewyse@reddingchristian.com