Fours (Pre-K)

Susan Ray, Teacher

This is Mrs. Ray’s fourth year as a pre-kindergarten teacher at RDS. After being out for a period of time, she returned to RDS as a substitute during the 2017-2018 school year, and enjoyed being able to be in each class. She is excited to again be teaching pre-kindergarten!

Mrs. Ray was raised in the beautiful desert of southern New Mexico. She received her BS in elementary education at New Mexico State University and is a certified teacher. She and her husband, David have lived in the Dallas area for 33 years. They have three grown children.

Mrs. Ray is a member at Redeemer Presbyterian Church where she is active in teaching Sunday school and in the church’s ESL program. She and her husband enjoy camping, reading, and reading while camping!

Education and Professional Experience:

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Bachelor of Science Degree – Elementary Education with Early Childhood specification
leaf bulletNew Mexico Teaching Certificate (expired)
leaf bulletTexas Teaching Certificate – Professional Elementary General ESL Certification (expired)

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Lori Bajema, Teacher

Mrs. Bajema has been a member at Redeemer Presbyterian Church and active in volunteering at RDS for the past 7 years since she and her husband, Bob, moved back to Allen, TX to be closer to family.  Lori and Bob have four adult children (3 are married), 3 grandchildren, and hopes for many more in the years ahead!

Upon graduating from college with a teaching degree, Lori received an offer to join IBM as a Systems Engineer which in turn led to a 35+ year sales career path in various High Tech companies.  Several years ago, Lori officially retired and is excited to return to her love of teaching as she pursues her “second career” as a RDS teacher.  Lori enjoys all types of arts and crafts, so you will frequently find her actively engaged with adult and children’s crafting projects at Redeemer!  She is also an avid baker, loves animals and feels blessed to have 15 family members now living in the Dallas area!

Education and Professional Experience:

leaf bulletBachelor of Science in Education – Honors Degree in Elementary & Early Childhood Education, Ouachita Baptist University
leaf bulletHigh School Diploma – Little Rock Central High School

Red Apple bullet Avaya – Senior Director, Global Sales Compensation / Richardson, TX & Phoenix, AZ 2001 – 2015
Red Apple bullet Nortel – Director, US Sales Operations /  Richardson, TX  1997 – 2001
Red Apple bulletBay Networks – VP Western Regional Sales / Seattle, WA 1995 – 1997
Red Apple bulletDigital Equipment Corporation – Regional Sales Manager / Seattle, WA  1989 – 1995
Red Apple bullet IBM Corporation – Systems Engineer, Sales Manager / Memphis, TN & San Francisco, CA & Los Angeles, CA & Seattle, WA  1980 – 1989

Elizabeth Bowland, Teacher

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Mrs. Bowland began as a parent at Redeemer Day School, and she is now a teacher in the Pre-K room.  She and her husband, Andy, have three sons and live in McKinney.  The Bowland family has an active membership at Christ Fellowship Church in McKinney.
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Mrs. Bowland’s favorite Bible verse is:
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phillippians 4:13.
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Liz is excited to work in a Christ-centered environment and to have the ability to help deepen the seeds of faith that are growing in children.  She wants her students to know their value to their Heavenly Father and how they can always rely on Him.
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Mrs. Bowland loves to travel and be outdoors with her family.  They spend many hours camping, swimming, and checking out every park/splash pad in Collin County.  Liz also enjoys photography and reading all types of literature…especially children’s books.
 
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Education and Professional Experience:

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Bachelor of Science in Education, 1999
leaf bulletMasters in Education in the Art of Teaching
leaf bulletCertifications in Media Technology, English, Journalism, and Principal.

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 Teacher, Waverly Community Schools, 2000-2006
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Jennifer Morse, Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Morse joined RDS as a parent in 2015 and has been working in Pre-K since the beginning of 2017.
 
Jen, her husband Chris, and their 2 girls moved to Allen, TX from Massachusetts in the fall of 2014.  Jen was born and raised in Hopkinton, MA, a small town where the Boston Marathon starts.
 
Before moving to Texas, Jen had a career in Human Resources.  While in college she worked with infants through pre-K children in a childcare facility followed by teaching Applied Behavior Analysis to children with Autism.  Jen and her family consider themselves life long New Englanders living in Texas!
 
You can find Jen spending time with her family during her free time.  They love exploring and making new memories together here in Texas. 
 
Jen also loves to read, including reading with her two girls, baking, and all things coffee.

 

Education and Professional Experience:

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Bachelor of Arts Degree – Psychology with a concentration in Human Services, Framingham State College, 2006
leaf bulletHigh School Diploma – Hopkinton High School – 2001

Red Apple bulletHuman Resources – PESystems, Inc. – 2011-2014
Red Apple bullet Recruiter/HR – Continental Resources – 2010-2011
Red Apple bulletContract roles in HR/Recruiting – Genzyme and Novartis – 2009-2010
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Red Apple bullet Teacher/Teachers Aide – Golden Goose Academy (infant – Pre-K) 2005
Red Apple bullet ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Teacher -Beacon Services 2000

 

 

Hanna Lee, Teaching Assistant

 

Mrs. Lee joined RDS in 2018 as one of the two years old teachers. She and her husband Sean live in Allen with their two boys, Paul and Stephen. Her favorite verse is: ” Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find ; knock and the door will be opened to you.”  Matthew 7:7

Mrs. Lee loves watching movies, listening music and traveling.

 

Education and Professional Experience:

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Bachelor of Arts Degree – Language and Literature – Sangmyung Universaty – 1985 – 1989

Red Apple bullet Sunday school teacher and Korean school teacher, in Columbus,OH , 1997-2002

              Red Apple bullet  Sunday school teacher,  in Plano, TX, 2002-2017

 

Cristina Bajema, Teaching Assistant

 

Mrs. Bajema joined RDS in 2018 as a teacher assistant. She is from Colombia and graduate in Chemical Engineer.

She teaching Spanish at Pre-k Class. She loves movies, reading and her favorite verse is Psalm 34:17. Mrs. Bajema is marriage and have 2 boys.

 

 

 

 

Education and Professional Experience:

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Bachelor Chemical Engineer – 1994-2000

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