Principal ~ E-Mail: Ms. (Teresa) Campbell
Ms. Campbell is honored to serve the students of Renaissance Public Academy as a service-oriented administrator. Ms. Campbell has worked as a school counselor, then as an administrator in public and private schools over her decade of service to students and families in education. Before entering the field of education, she has served as a Deputy District Attorney and Human Services Caseworker. Ms. Campbell hopes to foster growth in each student as the year progresses in the goal of preparing each student for a life full of potential and ability. (posted 07/14/13)
Vice Principal ~ E-Mail: 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 ~ ~ ~ ~
Fundraiser Chairperson ~ E-Mail: Jeanna De Risio ~ bio and picture coming soon
I.T. ~ E–Mail: Derick Schultz
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)
On-Call/Substitute Teacher ~ E-Mail: Mrs. (Peg) Moore
Peg Moore started her teaching career in 1973. She taught at Redland and five different schools for Molalla River. She seemed to always teach multi-level classes. In fact, her first year teaching at Maple Grove, she had five grades (4th-8th) all in one room. Both her now grown children attended Maple Grove, so she has always had a soft spot for our little school. In her retired life she enjoys caring for her chickens and gardens. Her latest hobby is making tinctures and salves from herbs in the garden. There is always something new to learn! (posted 08/19/2013)
On-Call/Substitute Teacher ~ E-Mail: Mrs. (Barb) Schmitz
Mrs. Schmitz earned her degree in math education from the University of Portland, and then went on to teach for 30 years in the Molalla River School District. She also enjoyed 12 years of coaching middle school volleyball, and spent her final two years before retirement as a writing coach.
She has spent her retirement years subbing in 3 local school districts, and continued to coach a 7/8 grade volleyball team. Both of her daughters will be in college next year, and she feels this will be the perfect time to accept the opportunity of being part of the Renaissance Academy family of educators. She greatly enjoyed her two weeks of working with the wonderful RPA students prior to Winter/Christmas Break, and that made it very easy to say “yes” to a part time position.
Reading, running, gardening, and attending sports events, plays and concerts are part of her free time. She loves to do this with her husband and daughters, Rachel and Megan. (posted 01/03/13)