ENCOURAGING BEST EFFORTS EVERY DAY
Miss Redeker may be at the front of the classroom when teaching Algebra 2, Functions and Statistics, or PreCalculus, but it's her efforts in small groups and one-on-one mentoring that allows her to personally invest in students.
"Mentoring has been a big part of shaping who I am as a person and as a teacher. From an early age, my parents showed me how important it was to spend time reading the Bible and praying. This is something that I continue to make a priority even during the times in my life where I am extremely busy and things are chaotic," reveals Miss Redeker.
"My hope is that I can pass on these things that I have learned from my mentors to the students who come through my classroom. I want them to realize that there is a right way for things to be done by holding them to high standards and by keeping them accountable for their actions. Encouraging them to always put forth their best effort is something else that is important for me to convey to my students."
Miss Redeker serves as a Student Council sponsor and values what she is able to pour into student leaders as well as the platform it gives the entire student body. "If [students] have complaints about policies at WCA, I want them to see how to go through the Student Council to try to change things rather than just
grumbling about it. Hopefully, these things will help the students to grow into more mature adults."
Miss Redeker still draws on the valuable lessons imparted to her through mentors and hopes to pass on the same model and wisdom to the student entrusted to her.