Mrs. (Jennifer) Coffman
Mrs. Coffman was hired in August, 2012 to work in partnership with the Principal. As the Vice Principal, her responsibilities partially include student discipline, parent concerns, and ensuring we adhere to our mission and vision to provide a high quality classical education.
Jennifer is a lifetime member of the Molalla community and has served as an educational assistant for the school district and ESD and as a preschool teacher in a variety of settings. She has also served the community as a Girl Scout leader and coach for MYS. She is a graduate of Country Christian and Clackamas Community College. Jennifer is a founder of Renaissance Public Academy and a former board member. She is passionate about education, loves reading, being outside, gardening, cooking and learning new things. (revised 07/10/13)
VOLUNTEER POSITIONS ~ ~ ~ ~
Derick Schultz graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Microbiology and a minor in Chemistry. However, you could say that the unofficial degree he learned from his roommates the four years that he lived in OSU’s Beaver Lodge Cooperative was computer technology. Being self- and peer-taught, his computer skills have enabled him to be a problem-solver as he upgraded from the Pentium processors of the 90’s. The I.T. part of his skills developed through a love of P.C. games and morphed as he developed websites for family and friends and fixed computers on the side. He’s on the I.T. board at his church and is currently also serving on the church financial board after being the treasurer of the church deacons for six years.
He is currently the bookkeeper at the family-owned business out in the country between Molalla and Canby. To keep challenged with his college degree, he works part time in the lab at a small microbiological company, whose website he also designed. At RPA, he started out as a volunteer as he set up the computer network and helped problem-solve computer malfunctions. As the 2013-14 school year begins, Derick is also on the Board of Directors as the Treasurer.
In his free time, he enjoys cooking for his family, coaching soccer, helping with the sheep on the family farm, playing Minecraft and watching movies. With four growing children, a family garden has been invaluable and so home-canning produce is another hobby. Spicy salsa is his trademark at family gatherings. (posted 01/30/13)
Jeanna De Risio ~ bio and picture coming soon