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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. Costillo is our High School Bible Teacher. He earned his MA in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from Talbot School of Theology in 2007. His work with Biola University and many non-profit organizations prepared him and his wife to establish The Refuge Retreat Center in Shingletown in 2017. He joined RCS faculty in 2018. Mr. Costillo’s professional writing, speaking and teaching experiences with spiritual formation are of significant benefit to our students and staff.
Mrs. Darrah is our Secretary . She has been with Redding Christian School since 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mrs. Tate is a Simpson University graduate and has been working in the office at RCS since 2006.
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.
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.
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.