Specials Teachers

Elementary Spanish – Karissa Anderson

Degree: B.A., Multi-Age Spanish Education, Cedarville University

 Years in Education: 5 years

Year Joined RRCA: 2021

Church Affiliation: Central Baptist Church, Round Rock

I love teaching Spanish because I believe learning another language truly expands our minds and hearts. It is so fulfilling to see students discover this joy for themselves and to realize that they CAN understand and communicate in Spanish! I am so excited to be a part of the RRCA family, and I can’t wait to get to know my students this year and foster a love for Spanish as we build a solid foundation together.

Elementary Music – Eileen Curtis

Degree: B.A., Music, Point Loma Nazarene University

Years in Education: 19 years
Year Joined RRCA: 2007

Church Affiliation: Grace Bible Church, Georgetown

I have always known that I wanted to do something involving kids and music and so being a music teacher fit the bill just perfectly. There’s nothing like letting loose and belting out silly songs or songs of worship with a room full of kids! I love everything about teaching music and my favorite RRCA tradition is the Kindergarten graduation musical. I am always so proud to watch them up on stage on performance night!

DISCOVERY – Joselyn Cervantes

Degree: B.S., Family/Consumer Sciences: Family & Child Development, Texas State University

Years in Education: 7.5 years
Year Joined RRCA: 2014

Church Affiliation: Central Baptist Church, Round Rock

My favorite subject to teach is Bible. I love the Lord and how alive and active His word is! I find great joy in bringing it to life and watching the sparkle in a child’s eye when they connect with it!

DISCOVERY – Melinda Smith

Degree: B.S., Elementary Education/Early Childhood/Reading, Texas Christian Unversity
Degree: Masters, Education, Early Childhood, South West Texas State

Years in Education: 30 years
Year Joined RRCA: 1999

Church Affiliation: First Baptist Church, Round Rock

I love teaching because it is what I have known God called me to do since I was little. I love the interaction with the children and watching the excitement in their eyes as they learn and master new concepts. It is different every day and full of challenges as I find ways to present material in new ways or to reach the child that does not understand.

LIBRARY – Jennifer Mayo

Degree: B.S., Elementary Ed., Texas A&M
Degree: Master of Information Studies, The University of Texas

Years in Education: 12 years
Year Joined RRCA: 2012

Church Affiliation: First Baptist Church, Georgetown

My favorite subject to teach is reading. I love to see children put sounds together to form words and turn words into sentences. Solving the puzzle of reading is so empowering for students and allows them to learn anything.

 SECONDARY ART – Tori Redding

Degree: B.A., Studio Art, University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Year Joined RRCA: 2021

Church Affiliation: Hill Country Bible Church, Austin

Music – Joe Rine

Degree: B.A., Music Education, Evangel University

Years in Education: 17 years
Year Joined RRCA: 2021

Church Affiliation: Central Baptist, Round Rock

Most would think my most favorite memory would be my trips to Carnegie Hall with choir however, I got to hear a 16-year-old young man communicate for the first time. His voice was silent for the first 16 years because of Autism.  He was brought into choir for music therapy and just started to sing.  He couldn’t speak…but he could

ELEMENTARY ART – Rene Schweter

Degree: Art, Austin Community College
Degree: Home Economics, University of Tennessee

Years in Education: 29 years
Year Joined RRCA: 2005

Church Affiliation: Central Baptist Church, Round Rock

I love to teach art. It is so satisfying to have a child come to art saying, “I don’t know how to draw” and watch them gain confidence and realize “I can draw.” I love watching the creativity unfold.


Degree: B.S., Sports Medicine, University Mary Hardin Baylor

Years in Education: 17 years
Year Joined RRCA: 2004

Church Affiliation: The Fellowship, Round Rock

I love teaching Physical Education because I have the privilege of getting the kids to exercise and learn about the body and health.