Kimberly Akimoff

Kimberly Akimoff

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.

Email: kakimoff@reddingchristian.com

Maureen Ambriz

Maureen Ambriz

Mrs. Ambriz is our elementary art teacher. She has formal art training from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Mrs. Ambriz started her art career as a commercial artist while staying at home raising her children. She has been teaching at Redding Christian School since 1999.

Email: oneartsyperson@aol.com

Mike Berry

Mike Berry

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.

Email: mberry@reddingchristian.com

Marti Bigelow

Marti Bigelow

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.

Email: mbigelow@reddingchristian.com

Nicole Burnett

Nicole Burnett

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.

Email: nburnett@reddingchristian.com

Jenn Callaway

Jenn Callaway

Mrs. Callaway 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.

Email: jcallaway@reddingchristian.com

Jaime Cassata

Ms. Cassata is our Afterschool Aide. She has been with Redding Christian School since 2013.

Paula Cathey

Paula Cathey

Mrs. Cathey is a High School Math Teacher. She teaches Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus and Consumer Math. She has a Bachelor of Science from San Jose State University and her teaching credential from Simpson University. She has a California Teaching Credential. She has been in education since 2008 and with Redding Christian since 2013.

Email: pcathey@reddingchristian.com

Mindy Churchin

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.

Email: mchurchin@reddingchristian.com

Sherrie Combs

Sherrie Combs

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 credential. 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.

Email: scombs@reddingchristian.com

David Costillo

David Costillo

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 will be of significant benefit to our students and staff.

Email: dcostillo@reddingchristian.com

Kristen Coughran

Mrs. Coughran is one of our kindergarten teachers. She received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Anderson University in South Carolina. She has a California Teaching Credential and ACSI certification. Mrs. Coughran has been an educator since 2008 and with RCS since 2010.

Email: kcoughran@reddingchristian.com

Debbi Darrah

Debbi Darrah

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

Email: ddarrah@reddingchristian.com

Bethany Davis

Ms. Davis is our Preschool teacher. She has an Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. She has been with Redding Christian since 2013.

Email: bdavis@reddingchristian.com

Larinda Deaver

Larinda Deaver

Mrs. Deaver 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.

Email: lhughes@reddingchristian.com

Jennifer DiGiuseppe

Jennifer DiGiuseppe

Mrs. Di Giuseppe teaches middle and high school electives and middle school history. 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.

Email: jdigiusepp@reddingchristian.com

Sarah Dinius

Sarah Dinius

Mrs. Dinius eared her B.A. in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University. She joined the RCS team in 2018 and has both her state credentials for Arizona as well as ACSI teaching credentials.

Email: sdinius@reddingchristian.com

Jessica Douglas

Jessica Douglas

Ms. Douglas joined the RCS family in 2019. She earned her B.A. in Elementary Education and Intercultural studies with a minor in Biblical Studies from Biola University.

Email: jdouglas@reddingchristian.com

Rose Drake

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.

Email: rdrake@reddingchristian.com

Todd Dwyer

Todd Dwyer

Mr. Dwyer teaches Physical Education for Elementary, Middle and High School. He is also our Varsity Boys Basketball Coach. Though he has been coaching with RCS for a number of years, he has been teaching with RCS since 2013.

Email: tdwyer@reddingchristian.com

Lauren Fisher

Lauren Fisher

Ms. Fisher is our First Grade Teacher. She received her Bachelor Degree and Teaching Credential from Southern Oregon University. She has been with Redding Christian School since 2013.

Kelly Glassburn

Kelly Glassburn

Mrs. Glassburn is our Math Aide. She has been with Redding Christian School since 2013.

Adelle Hall

Adelle Hall

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.

Email: ahall@reddingchristian.com

Angie Henderson

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.

Email: ahenderson@reddingchristian.com

Chris Henderson

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.

Janet Henry

Janet Henry

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.

Email: jhenry@reddingchristian.com

Donna Higgins

Mrs. Higgins is one of our third grade teachers. She has earned an Associate of Science in Nursing degree. She received both a Bachelor in Christian Ministry Leadership and a Master’s Degree in Education from Simpson University. She has been with RCS since 2006.

Email: dhiggins@reddingchristian.com

Carrie Howell

Ms. Howell is the After School Care Preschool Teacher. She has been with Redding Christian since 2013.

Connie Jarrett

Mrs. Jarrett is one of our fifth grade teachers. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Humanities from Biola University. She has her California Teaching Credential and and been teaching for 38 years. Mrs. Jarret has been with RCS since 1991.

Email: cjarrett@reddingchristian.com

Carla King

Carla King

Mrs. King teaches high school English and is the NHS advisor. 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.

Email: cking@reddingchristian.com

Clara Law

Clara Law

Mrs. Law teaches High School and Middle School English. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with minors in Education and Outdoor Leadership from Simpson University. She has her CA teaching credentials in English Language Arts. Mrs. Law joined RCS in 2019.

Email: claw@reddingchristian.com

Nancy Lund

Nancy Lund

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.

Email: nlund@reddingchristian.com

Janet Magly

Janet Magly

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.

Melissa Mansfield

Melissa Mansfield

Mrs. Mansfield is one of our first grade teachers. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Simpson University and has a California Teaching Credential as well as her CLAD Certification. Mrs. Mansfield has been teaching at RCS since 2005.

Email: mmansfield@reddingchristian.com

Ingrid McMahon

Ingrid McMahon

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

Adam Moore

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

Email: amoore@reddingchristian.com

Michelle Moore

Michelle Moore

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 earned her M.A. in Education for Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University. She joined the Redding Christian School family in 2014.

Email: mmoore@reddingchristian.com

Dana Nichols

Ms. Nichols joined RCS in 2020 as our Kindergarten teacher. She earned her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies for Early Childhood through 6th grade from Abilene Christian University.

Email: dnichols@reddingchristian.com

Kathleen Nichols

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.

Email: knichols@reddingchristian.com

Kathy Orr

Kathy Orr

Mrs. Kathy Orr is teaching 5th grade as part of RCS. 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 as part of the RCS family. 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.

Email: korr@reddingchristian.com

Andrew Paradis

Andrew Paradis

It is hard to capture everything Mr. Paradis has taught, but he primarily teaches Science classes, supplements our computer classes and could be found teaching 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.

Email: aparadis@reddingchristian.com

Erika Piper

Erika Piper

Mrs. Piper is the Elementary School Principal. 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.

Email: epiper@reddingchristian.com

Gerald Piper

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.

Email: gpiper@reddingchristian.com

Sheila Proveaux

Sheila Proveaux

Mrs. Proveaux is our Kindergarten Classroom Aide. She has been with Redding Christian School since 1998.

Teresa Provence

Mrs. Provence teaches second grade. She acquired her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Simpson University and holds her ACSI Certificate and California Multiple Subject Credential and a Secondary Credential in English. Mrs. Provence has been with Redding Christian School since 2005.

Email: tprovence@reddingchristian.com

Val Pryor

Val Pryor

Mrs. Pryor is one of the kindergarten teachers. She has her Bachelor of Arts from Simpson University and her California Teaching Credential and ACSI Certification. Mrs. Pryor has been with Redding Christian School since 2005.

Email: vpryor@reddingchristian.com

Monica Spillane

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 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.

Email: mspillane@reddingchristian.com

Brian Steffen

Brian 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, in 2010 earned his M.A. in Christian Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and earned his M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University in 2022. Mr. Steffen has been working in administration since 2002 and also serves as our College Counselor. He joined the RCS family in 2014.

Email: bsteffen@reddingchristian.com

Kathy Stevens

Kathy Stevens

Mrs. Stevens is on our Middle School team teaching Science. 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.

Email: kstevens@reddingchristian.com

Kathy Stevens

Ryan Swan

Mr. Swan joined Redding Christian School in 2019 with his B.A. in Education and completed his M.A. in Education from Simpson University. He has his Social Studies single subject CA credential and is currently teaching Middle and High School History, and is the faculty advisor for the high school eSport team.

Email: rswan@reddingchristian.com

Kaylene Tate

Kaylene Tate

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

Email: ktate@reddingchristian.com

Christi Webb

Christi Webb

Mrs. Webb is our Spanish teacher. She has been with Redding Christian School since 2012.

Lori Wunner

Lori Wunner

Mrs. Wunner is one of our third 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.

Email: lwunner@reddingchristian.com

Erica Wyse

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.

Email: ewyse@reddingchristian.com