Announcing My New JobPosted: July 19, 2010
What seemed like was going to be a long summer (May & June) came to a head the past two weeks. After sending out my resume to nearly 200 high schools, colleges, and universities in America, the Lord planned that I begin teaching this fall 2010 at Redeemer Classical Christian Schools, in Kingsville Maryland.
Redeemer Classical Christian School (RCCS) was established in 1996. There the students benefit from an excellent faculty and staff, outstanding curriculum, small classes, music and fine arts, competitive athletics and an environment that challenges the mind and inspires the soul. Redeemer Classical Christian School is located in a rural setting in Baltimore County approximately 10 miles northeast of Baltimore City. The school is a Pre-K through 12th grade college preparatory program utilizing the classical approach to education. The foundation of all instruction at RCCS is the truth as found in the Scriptures. All RCCS students must take Latin, Logic, and Rhetoric. In addition, students receive Bible instruction in every grade. These courses, in addition to the typical courses in language, math, science, etc., make for a very demanding and rigorous program. As a result, RCCS students have performed approximately 3 years above their grade level on the standardized tests. In addition, their average SAT scores have been well above the national average. As a result, nearly 100% of our graduates pursue further education – 90% of their graduates have gone on to 4-year colleges.
But RCCS is not all work and no play. An extensive extra curricular program is part of the educational experience. Some of these activities are: Band (2 bands), Choirs (2 choirs), annual Drama production, Sports (soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross country), 19th Century Ball, annual Luau, annual Talent Show, etc. In addition to these activities, students can take part in the annual Science Fair and various enrichment classes and clubs. One of these activities my wife Emily will be the head coach of, volleyball.
I am extremely ready to start teaching, and looking forward to making the move with my wife 13 hours east. We plan to move from Grand Rapids Michigan July 31st. We then will spend one day in my favorite state Ohio, then make the move to Maryland on August 2nd. We ask for your prayers as we pack, move, and travel to Maryland. There I will be teaching junior systematic theology and senior apologetics.