Secondary Team

James Brenenstuhl

James Brenenstuhl

Degree: B.A., Sociology & Psychology, Baldwin Wallace College
Degree: Masters, Education, Kent State University
Degree: Scofield Bible Certificate, Moody Bible Institute

Years in Education: 19 years
Year Joined RRCA: 2009

Church Affiliation: Central Baptist Church, Round Rock

My favorite subject to teach is science because it provides opportunities for hands-on learning. My favorite Crusader event is Friday night football games.

Lauren Byrd

Lauren Byrd

Degree: B.S., Education, Baylor University

Years in Education: 13 years
Year Joined RRCA: 2016

Church Affiliation: New Hope Community Church, Round Rock

My favorite subject to teach is English. English is interesting because we get to read stories and discuss problems that we all face in life.  In English class we get to write and think creatively and I love getting to see students enjoying themselves in those areas.

Andrea Cermak

Andrea Cermak

Degree: B.S., Education, University of Michigan
Degree: Instructional Coach, Learning Network

Years Teaching: 23 years
Year Joined RRCA: 2007

Church Affiliation: St. Williams Catholic Church, Round Rock

I believe all students have the ability to succeed and love to help them reach their full potential. I strive to provide opportunities for students to explore and discover new concepts and ideas with actively engaging hands on experiences.

Kevin Clark

Degree: B.A., Christian Studies, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary

Year Joined RRCA: 2020

Church Affiliation: Central Baptist Church, Round Rock

I love building relationships with students, helping them develop a Biblical worldview, and facilitating the learning process around the things of God!

Julia Engelmann

Degree: B.A., Psychology, University of North Texas
Degree: M. Ed., Counseling

Years in Education: 27 years
Year Joined RRCA: 2019

Church Affiliation: Faith Lutheran, Georgetown

I absolutely love seeing my kids, that's how I think of our students, come back and share their successes.  I have several who struggled emotionally and academically but one of  my favorite successes graduated with honors from UT Nursing and has been accepted into Medical school. Warms my heart!

Cathleen Ferose

Degree: B.A., English/Teaching Certification/Speech Minor, University of North Dakota

Years in Education: 21 years
Year Joined RRCA: 2001

Church Affiliation: First United Methodist, Round Rock

I cannot think of a higher joy than helping another person be successful. I’ve worked in business and with adults, but working with teenagers is my bliss. My favorite class to teach is high school speech because helping our students develop the confidence and poise to present themselves is such a joy. I get to know the hearts of the students here at the Academy through their speeches. That has always been something I consider a great privilege.

Sara Gillian

Sara Gillian

Degree: B.A., Psychology with minor in Spanish, University of Texas

Years in Education: 9 years
Year Joined RRCA: 2016

Church Affiliation: Central Baptist Church, Round Rock

Since college, I have imagined myself as a Spanish teacher, where I would get to share this beautiful language with older students.  Just like my college professors inspired me, I hope the young people in my class walk away with a passion for learning the Spanish language and a better understanding and appreciation for other people and cultures around the world.

Chris Greatting

Degree: B.S., Criminial Justice with minor in Christian Counseling, Liberty University

Year Joined RRCA: 2019

Church Affiliation: Central Baptist Church, Round Rock

The thing that excites me the most about teaching is the opportunity it provides to make an impact on children's lives.  Getting the chance to walk alongside of them and help them along their spiritual journey is truly a blessing.

Jennifer Gribble

Degree: B.A., English, Texas State University
Degree: M.A., English, Morehead State University

Years in Education: 26 years
Year Joined RRCA: 1995

Church Affiliation: St. Joseph’s Chapel, Salado

Teenagers are awesome. I love helping them grow as students and Christians.

Benjamin Hamilton

Degree: B.S., Education, Baylor University

Year Joined RRCA: 2020

Church Affiliation: Central Baptist Church, Round Rock

I love teaching any kind of science.  Having a proper view of science gives great joy to its study.  When it's viewed as something which is simply useful and exciting and no more than that, it becomes what it always should have been.  In this context, science becomes much more fun and engaging to the students, and they feel free to take part and make their own observations.

Cheryl Johnson

Degree: B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama

Years in Education: 8 years
Year Joined RRCA: 2020

I find the study of math and science fascinating because it reveals the beauty and perfection of God's Creation.  I love seeing young minds light up with the joy of discovery and problem solving.


Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson

Degree: B.A., Secondary Education, Concordia Lutheran College

Years in Education: 23 years
Year Joined RRCA: 2015

Church Affiliation: Journey Bible Fellowship, Leander

My favorite subject to teach is World History.  World History is the study of everything humans have ever thought, said and done world-wide and there is much that is exciting, fascinating and fun to teach.  Also, the study of World History allows us to learn about the nature of man, our achievements and failures as God's unique creation and the working of God's providence through history.

Keith Jones

Keith Jones

Degree: B.S., Curriculum/Instruction, Texas A&M University
Degree: M.A., Theological Studies, Liberty Baptist University

Years in Education: 28 years
Year Joined RRCA: 2016

Church Affiliation: Brushy Creek Baptist Church, Norman's Crossing

I love teaching Bible at RRCA!  I am greatly humbled to have the responsibility and privilege of teaching young people about Jesus Christ - the grandest of all subjects in Scripture.

Sherrie Owens

Degree: B.S., Education, Baylor University
Degree: M.A. Education, University of Texas at Brownsville

Years in Education: 19 years
Year Joined RRCA: 2019

Church Affiliation: Central Baptist Church, Round Rock

Every dau is different. I'm never sure what crazy thing will happen or what life lesson will be learned on a given day. I love to laugh, and there are plenty of funny things that go on in a school.

 

Russell Larson

Degree: B.A., Political Science, Unicersity of Texas, Austin
Degree: MA., Education, Southwest Texas State University

Years in Education: 37 years
Year Joined RRCA: 2020

Church Affiliation: Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ, Austin

My favorite part about teaching is being able to impact the lives of young kids and help them to love learining.  Teaching at a Christian school I am able to help students to love our Lord and Savior.  Being in education as long as I have, I've had the  opportunity to see former students become teachers, and it brings me joy having my students turn to the profession I love.

Caleb Postma

Degree:B.S., Education, Emmaus Bibile College

Year Joined RRCA: 2019

Church Affiliation: Central Baptist Church, Round Rock

I like the opportunity of getting to know so many people, students and their families. I also am passionate about teaching kids how to walk through life in a way that honors God and blesses other people.

Nancy Redding

Nancy Redding

Degree: B.S.,Disciplinary Studies, University of North Texas

Years in Education: 7 years
Year Joined RRCA: 2015

Church Affiliation: The Fellowship, Round Rock

I love attending Chapel and getting to worship with the students.

Julieth Rousselin

Degree: BBA, Computer Information Systems and Marketing, University of Texas at El Paso
Degree: MBA, International Business, University of Texas at El Paso

Year Joined RRCA: 2019

Church Affiliation: Central Baptist Church, Round Rock

One of my favorite teaching moments was leading prayer time with a group of middle school students at RRCA and asking them to pray in their native language – it was an amazing experience! Our Heavenly Father heard our prayers in English, Chinese and Spanish. It is a blessing to teach Spanish and a joy to hear our students pray and memorize God’s Word in another language.

 

James Watson

Degree: A.S., Mathematics, Austin Community College
Degree: B.S., Mathematics, University of Texas

Years in Education: 25 years
Year Joined RRCA: 1998

Church Affiliation: Hyde Park Baptist Church, Austin

One of my students once told me that “I teach like Jesus taught."

Jesica Weatherman

Degree: B.A., Early Childhood Education, Stanislaus State University

Years in Education: 8 years
Year Joined RRCA: 2018

Church Affiliation: Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Round Rock

What I enjoy most about teaching are those “ah-ha” moments students have when they finally accomplish a challenging task. I want to inspire my students to keep trying, even when sometimes it seems easier to give up. Galatians 6:9 tells us, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Shawn Wolff

Degree: B.S., Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin

Years in Education: 2 years
Year Joined RRCA: 2017

Church Affiliation: First Baptist Church, Georgetown