Mrs. Grant - Principal of Operations
Mrs. Grant graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Education from Heritage Bible College. She has the Association of Christian Schools International teacher certification and ACSI principal certification. She also has a Certificate in School Management and Leadership (CSML) from Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and Harvard Business School (HBS). During her teaching career she has had the opportunity to teach several grades including kindergarten and Grades 5- 8. Mrs. Grant is a gifted leader of the school and specializes in Mathematics and Physical Education. This year she will also be doing upper school rotary classes in Physical Education.
“I have a passion for teaching young people of all ages and inspiring them to be the best that God made them to be. I attended a Christian school as a student from JK to grade 8, and I always knew I wanted to teach in a Christian school. I love teaching and leading. I couldn't imagine a more fulfilling calling.”
Miss Bauman - Principal of Studies, Grade 5/6 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 7/8 Homeroom
Mrs. Gibson graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours degree in Science (Wildlife Biology) in 1997. She completed her teaching degree in 1999 at the University of Western Ontario (Junior / Intermediate Science) and has been a certified teacher (OCT) through the Ontario College of Teachers since that time.
She has previous experience teaching Grades 5-8 Language Arts, Math and Science as a full-time teacher at a non-denominational Christian school located in Mississauga. During her career, she also planned and 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. Since 2018, Mrs. Gibson was a supply teacher at Resurrection Christian Academy, and had the unique opportunity to teach every grade over her years at RCA. In 2020 she also taught science to the upper grades.
“I love helping students to discover the wonder of God’s creation and their own unique God-given gifts and abilities. It has been such a pleasure to be a part of RCA’s caring community as a supply teacher. I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity to work with the RCA staff and students on a daily basis this year!”
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!"
Mrs. Steffler - Grade 1/2 Homeroom
Mrs. Steffler has an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor of Education degree from Nipissing University: Schulich School of Education. She is qualified to teach Primary, Junior, and Intermediate grades and holds the Special Education Part 1 qualification. She is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers. Having a background in English Language and Literature Studies, Mrs. Steffler began teaching at RCA in 2013 as the spelling and grammar rotary teacher. Since 2015, she has been teaching Grade 1 and really has a heart for the primary realm.
Mrs. Steffler also enjoys volunteering with her church as a Sunday school teacher and is an active coordinator and participant with the youth through camp ministries. In her spare time, she likes to go for walks or visit the local market with her husband and daughters.
“I am thrilled to be able to play a role in quality, Christian education. RCA truly has a unique, uplifting atmosphere and I love being a member of this wonderful community. One of my favourite things to do each day is to close in prayer with my students. It brings me joy to have students as young as five- and six-years-old lead in prayer and sing praises to God. I am blessed to work at RCA.”
Mrs. Irwin - JK/SK Homeroom
Mrs. Irwin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in TESOL from Providence University College in Manitoba. She received her Bachelor of Education from Trent University. She is qualified to teach Primary and Junior grades has Special Education Part One and Kindergarten Part One AQs.
She taught overseas in Japan as a missionary teacher for three years. After returning to Canada, she studied and received her B.Ed and then taught as a supply teacher and tutor at Stouffville Christian School. She also volunteered at her church as a Sunday School teacher to both 4/5 and 2/3 year olds over the years.
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."