Lisa Trigsted, Teacher

Lisa TrigstedMrs. Trigsted and her husband Mark are members of Redeemer Presbyterian Church and joined our RDS team in 2013.

Lisa is the oldest of seven children and she and Mark have five children and six grandchildren.  In addition to years of VBS, Sunday School and involvement with Children’s Ministries, Lisa also has a heart for ministering to young moms.

She loves working in her yard, decorating her home, entertaining, cooking, reading, exercising and being a Nana to her baby grands.



Education and Professional Experience:

leaf bulletLewis Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho,

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 Second Grade Teacher, Coram Deo Academy, Flower Mound, Texas,
Red Apple bullet Special Needs Assistant, Adams 12 Five Star School District.  Broomfield, Colorado,



Christy Thorn, Teacher

Thorn1Mrs. Thorn joined RDS in the Fall of 2015. She was previously a stay at home mom with her first child she had in 2013.  Mrs. Thorn is so excited to be teaching these precious children about God’s word and His love for them.

Christy was born and raised in Princeton, TX and currently lives there with her husband Ryan and two girls.

Christy enjoys working out, spending time with her family and loving on her sweet baby girls.




Education and Professional Experience:

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Associates of Science Degree in Education,Panola Jr. College,  2000
leaf bulletBachelor of Science Degree in Special Education with a Minor in General Education,  Texas Women’s University,  2003

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Teacher Assistant, Shepard Elementary/ Pearson Early Childhood School, 2001-2004
Red Apple bulletIntegrated Classroom Teacher, Pearson Early Childhood School, 2004
Red Apple bulletBehavior Support Classroom Teacher, Harrington Elementary, 2004-2005
Red Apple bulletResource/Inclusion,  McNeil Elementary, 2005-2006
Red Apple bullet1st Grade,  McNeil Elementary, 2006-2008
Red Apple bullet 4th Grade Teacher, McNeil Elementary, 2008-2012
Red Apple bulletK-5 Special Education Teacher, Harper Elementary, 2012-2013



Naomi Royal, Teacher

Royal1Mrs. Royal joined RDS in 2015.  As a child in japan, she became a Christian and has served as a VBS teacher, Sunday School teacher and preschool teacher for 8 years.  She enjoys overseas mission work when she gets a chance.

Naomi and her family moved to McKinney from Richardson in 2014.  She is excited about meeting the families and helping the children of RDS grow and develop mentally, socially and spiritually.

Mrs. Royal is bilingual in English and Japanese, and she is the busy mother of 5 sons.  On weekends you may see her cheering at the soccer fields, basketball courts, bicycle trails or at the campground with her family.



Education and Professional Experience:

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, Phillips University, 1995 leaf bullet
leaf bulletFujisawa High School, 1991

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Teacher, Primrose School of Eldorado, 2015
Red Apple bullet Teacher, Unity Day School of Dallas, 1994-2011



Lynn Mukaida, Teaching Assistant

Lynn MukaidaMrs. Mukaida is a lifelong Christian and has been a member of the Presbyterian Church of America since 2007. She and her family moved to Texas in 2013 and transferred their membership to Redeemer Presbyterian Church in 2014.

This is Lynn’s first school year at Redeemer Day School and she’s looking forward to once again, being able to serve more actively in Children’s Ministry now that her youngest child is in Kindergarten.




Education and Professional Experience:

Red Apple bullet Teacher, ESS BEST Jr. Academy, Busan, Korea,  2001 – 2005
Red Apple bullet Teacher, Sisa Academy, Busan, Korea, 1999 – 2001
Red Apple bullet Sunday School Teacher, First Presbyterian Church,  Orange County California, 1991 – 1998



Krista Kruckeberg, Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Kruckeberg (Mrs. K) joined RDS in 2016.  She has worked with kids of all ages.  Ranging from a day care where she watched over infants, all the way up to being a Youth Group leader for 10 years.   She enjoys helping children of all ages to learn more about Christ and how much He loves them.

Mrs. K has been married to her husband Aaron, for almost 8 years.  They have two beautiful little girls.  Mrs. K and her family are members at Trinity Presbyterian Church.  Mrs. K met her husband at Trinity while both participating in the College and Career class.

During her free time, Mrs. K loves to spend time with her family.  She also loves to paint and draw. Anything crafty is what Mrs. K likes.  She also loves to shop. Any shopping!

Education and Professional Experience:

leaf bulletAssociates of Arts Degree, Collin College, 2009

Nursery coordinator for 5 years (Plano, TX) Red Apple bulletCare giver for 2 years at Lucas Kids Ranch (Lucas, TX)
Red Apple bulletCare giver for 2 years at AlphaBEST (Frisco, TX)
Red Apple bulletResource/Inclusion,  McNeil Elementary, 2005-2006


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