Mr. Yip - Principal
Mr. Yip pursued a Bachelor of Art in Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, but upon graduation, he found God’s calling in a different direction. Through life’s circumstances, he found himself in a classroom where he fell in love with teaching. Soon, he pursued this newfound passion with a Master of Art in Teaching from Liberty University and later earned an Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction also from Liberty University. He is a licensed teacher and has Educational Leadership from the State of Virginia. He is currently in the process of transferring his credentials to the province of Ontario. Prior to moving to Ontario, Mr. Yip taught internationally in Hong Kong specializing in Mathematics, Science, and STEM. As he transitions into the RCA community, Mr. Yip will be teaching Physical Education in the Upper School in addition to being the principal at RCA.
“Christian education begins with the transmission of God’s love for us into our students. From this foundation, we can make the teacher-student relationship flourish. I firmly believe we should allow the grace of Christ to transform students into future Christian leaders. Christian education is about developing the character of Christ in students while teaching them the skills and knowledge necessary to fulfill God’s intended purpose for their lives."
Miss Bauman - Vice Principal, Grade 7/8 Homeroom
Miss Baumann earned a two-year Biblical Studies Diploma from Kawartha Lakes Bible College. She also studied at Heritage Baptist College and earned a Bachelor of Christian Education. As well, she maintains an educators certificate from the Association of Christian Schools International. Miss Bauman specializes in English Literature and Art. This year her teaching instruction time will focus on the Arts.
“Teaching at Christian schools has been a blessing in my life. I enjoy the opportunity to share my faith with my students in various contexts. I also enjoy the freedom of being able to use my creativity and encourage my students to do the same. It is exciting to see a class grow and mature so they are ready to face the world. My favourite aspect of teaching is getting to know my students inside and outside the classroom. Through the time spent together, I love to discover the individual gifts God has given my students and encourage them to use their abilities to serve others.”
Mrs. Gibson - Grade 5/6 Homeroom
Mrs. Gibson has an Honours degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Western Ontario (Junior / Intermediate Science). She is certified through the Ontario College of Teachers, and recently completed the Special Education Part 1 additional qualification.
She previously taught Grades 5-8 at a non-denominational Christian school located in Mississauga, and tutored students for many years. During her career, she also led programs for children and adults of all ages and abilities as the inclusive recreation coordinator at a therapeutic riding centre and as a nature interpreter with a local conservation authority.
Mrs. Gibson joined the RCA team in 2018 as a supply teacher. Since 2019, she has primarily taught in RCA’s Upper School, including science, math, and language rotary.
“I love helping students to discover the wonder of God’s creation and their own unique God-given gifts and abilities. It is such a pleasure to be a part of RCA’s caring community.”
Mrs. Wright - Grade 3/4 Homeroom
Mrs. Wright has a Degree in Honours Psychology with an emphasis on Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Waterloo. As well, she has a Bachelor's of Education from the University of Western with additional qualifications in Special Education (Special Education Part 1). She is certified through the Ontario College of Teachers.
Mrs. Wright completed her placements in Teachers’ College with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board and Elora Road Christian School. She began her teaching career as an Educational Assistant at St. John’s Kilmarnock. She then worked as a supply teacher at a variety of private schools, some of which included Resurrection Christian Academy, St. John’s Kilmarnock, Scholar’s Hall, and Elora Road Christian School. She has taught at RCA for a few years now as a Grade 2/3 teacher. She currently works with a small team of teachers to assist in the development of Individual Education Plans.
"RCA is a school with a caring, welcoming community of both staff and students, which is exactly why I am so grateful to be teaching at this school!"
Miss Dellandrea - Grade 1/2 Homeroom
Miss Dellandrea has recently graduated from Brock University's Concurrent Education program with a minor in English Literature. Certified through the Ontario College of Teachers, she is beginning her career at RCA after having completed her placements in the DSBN and supplying at RCA.
She has special interests in literature and music and her favorite verse is Isaiah 12:2. Miss Dellandrea is also one of the alumni from RCA's first graduating class and is looking forward to joining the team!
"I feel so blessed to be able to have my first classroom at a school that impacted my life so much as a child. It brings me so much joy to be able to share my faith with my students and continue RCA's mission of inspiring children to love learning and to love the Lord."
Mrs. Hallock - JK/SK Homeroom
Mrs. Hallock graduated from Brock University with a Bachelors of Art with a Major in Child and Youth Studies with focus on child development, education, and behavioural, mental and learning disabilities. During her educational journey she enjoyed various teaching placements specifically in primary grades.
“I am so excited to be teaching at RCA as I have dreamt of the day I would have my own classroom and be able to impact the lives of many children that walk through my door. I cannot wait to see what this year has in store for me!”
Mrs. Andres - Pre-JK Homeroom
Mrs. Andres has an Early Childhood Education Diploma and is also a certified Educational Assistant. She has worked in Christian Education for almost 20 years and is the RCA Pre-JK Home Room Teacher. She has also taken additional courses including:
• Phonological Awareness and Phonics
• Learning In A Play-based/Inquiry-based Environment (Dr. Jane MacIntyre)
• Music Matters in Kindergarten (Dr. Jane MacIntyre)
“Teaching in Pre-JK is my passion; I love the little ones and feel it is a privilege to be with them. I enjoy watching them discover new things. It's such a wonderful age of exploring and growing in God's world.”
2 Peter 3:18 "But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ".
Ms. Lageer - Music and French
Ms. Lageer has been enjoying teaching music since 1988. She has a current Ontario College of Teachers certification with a Bachelor of Education, Honours Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Religious Education and training to teach special education as well as English as a Second Language.
"I believe that everyone has the ability to learn, perform, and appreciate music and the Lord asks us to worship Him with music. I see music as one of the gifts that God has given to us that is a part of our everyday lives. Music was created to be used to honour and glorify God! For over 20 years I have been working with students to help them achieve their level of performing music that makes it something enjoyable for them, no matter what stage of life they are in. It brings me continual joy to hear the piano being played with excitement during a recital, and to hear the students humming a tune to a new song that they have just learned while they walk in the school hallways! That is God’s gift back to me."