Eloise Rylaarsdam has served as Head Director since 2009. She holds a Texas Childcare Director License, thus serving in a dual capacity as Head Director of the school as well as Childcare Director. 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. Eloise attends the Stephenville Christian Reformed Church where her husband Merwin is pastor. They have three grown children and three grandsons. 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!
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.”
Mr. Walker Kyle – 5th – 8th Grade
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