|Eloise Rylaarsdam has returned as Director of the Stephenville Christian School. She has her BA from Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA. She has assisted with special education, Title 1 reading, as well as speech/language in school districts in Washington and Colorado. Later she acquired her Early Childhood Credential and served as lead teacher in the Colorado Preschool Program in Alamosa, Colorado. She also holds a Texas Daycare Director license. Eloise served SCS as Head Director for three years from 2009-2012. She attends the Stephenville Christian Reformed Church where her husband Merwin is pastor. They have three married children and four grandchildren. Eloise has an intense passion for Christian education in general and especially Stephenville Christian School’s mission in this community.|
|Valerie Hamaker is our Pre-K teacher. She has a degree in PE and several years of experience as an early childhood teacher. Valerie also helps with our PE and health and wellness programs. She is a vibrant, energetic mom of two boys. She and her family live in Stephenville and attend Faith Lutheran Church. We are delighted to have Valerie on our staff!|
|Denise Garner is a graduate of Tarleton state University. She has taught in several levels, ranging from High School Home Economics to PreK.
She is the busy mother of 3 children, 2 young adult children, and the youngest in high school. She and her husband make their home in Stephenville.
Mrs. Garner attends Harvey Baptist Church where she is active in children and youth programs.
“It is a joy and privilege to teach at SCS where I can freely teach God’s Word in every aspect of learning.” One of her favorite verses is Deuteronomy 30:19-20, “…choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him.” “It is my desire that our children ‘choose life’ and that I can make a difference and impat the lives of our children here at SCS for Him.”
|Hello, my name is Nan Goodman. I am a graduate of Tarleton State University and I am married to Grant Goodman. We have 3 wonderful children, Claire 22 who just graduated from TSU, Caden who is 13, and Chloe who is 12. They bring so much joy to my life!
We are members at Harvey Baptist Church where my husband is also on staff. We love working with students there as well as leading and participating in worship. I was saved at 16 at First Baptist Church of Venus, Texas in my hometown. I grew up there and graduated from Venus High School.
I have had the privilege of teaching students in Howe, Whitewright, and in Stephenville at Hook Elementary and Stephenville High School. I am so blessed to be here at SCS now! I love my students so much and I pray that God would use me here for His glory. My favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11!
|Lorraine Walker is a graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. She is an educator of 25 years, having taught in grades ranging from 1st to 5th grade in Oklahoma City, Ok; Wichita Falls, TX; Blanchard, OK; Fort Worth, TX, and Burkburnett, TX.
The Walker family also lived in Florianopolis, Brazil for two years, serving the Lord in church planting, sports evangelism, and ESL activities.
Lorraine and her husband Danny moved to Stephenville in March 2013 when Danny was called to be Minister of Education, Missions, and Discipleship at 1st Baptist Church in Stephenville.
Mrs. Walker enjoys spending time with her two grown children and one grandson. At church, she enjoys worshipping and Bible study, teaching ESL classes for adults, and learning sign language.
Mrs. Walker’s life verse is Colossians 3:23…”Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”
|My name is Mr. Kyle. I have taught in both private and public schools for the last twelve years. In those years I have learned a great deal when it comes to education, the most important thing to remember is that as a Christian educator the Lord must be the center of instruction. Parent involvement in the student’s education is also vital. I am excited to begin my teaching years here at Stephenville Christian School.
I am married to my wonderful wife Carla, who also holds a Doctorate of Education and is currently a public school administrator. We have two great teenage boys, Eric and Julian. My wife and I are in the process of adopting our third child. It is amazing what the Lord has done in our lives.
In my spare time when I am not at school or leading a youth group, I enjoy reading, camping, working with livestock and being around my family. In recent years my family and I have been on mission trips to Arizona on the Indian reservations, Arkansas and Mexico. I have also served on a mission trip to Zimbabwe Africa.
During my life I have seen the Lord do great things! He has entrusted me as a minister, chaplain, father, husband and teacher as well as school administrator. Through all of these things the Lord has taught me not only to speak of but to live my faith.
If I were to pick only one verse in the Bible to be my life verse, it would be Isaiah 40:31. This is the verse I lean on every day of my life.
|My name is Joy Osinga and I am the Pre-K paraprofessional and the Extended Care teacher at the Stephenville Christian School. I attended and achieved my high school diploma at Comanche High School. I have worked many years on my family’s dairy farm and have cherished doing things on the farm especially feeding calves. Currently I am a member at the Stephenville Christian Reformed Church and enjoy being a part of this church family. I am looking forward to working with your child(ren) and teaching them the Christian values to last a lifetime.|