John Kinzer- earned a BS degree in Geology and a minor in History from the College of William and Mary. With an MA in Christian School Administration from Grace College, he has taught and administered in Christian schools since 1981. He has held professional certification in history and science and ACSI certification as a school superintendent. He enjoys teaching children and his four children have all been pupils in his classes. From 1991-1995 he was the directer of Hope Christian School Summer Day Camp. John enjoys hiking, fishing, gardening, camping, and reading. He serves on the Board of Noah Webster College in Albuquerque. He is a frequent speaker on Education and America's Providential History topics to both adult and student groups and summer camps. John teaches high school history and science courses.
Marcie Kinzer- earned a BS degree in Biology from the College of William and Mary and a MA degree in Liberal Arts from St. John's College. Teaching in Christian schools since 1980, she has experience teaching first through eighth grade and high school. Marcie's hobbies include cooking, nature study, computer programing, and parenting adult children. Homeschooling each of her own children from the first grade, she began RGES as a pilot program in 1994.
Claudia Adame- received her BA in education with a major in Spanish and a minor in English from Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky. She has taught in Christian and public school in past years. She has homeschooled all four of her boys. Presently she is teaching 6-8th grades, and her husband and she are also ministering full time in Albuquerque with the Navigators in urban ministry.
Cindy Allen- Cindy Allen earned a BS in Education from the University of Oklahoma in 1982 and a MA in Education from the University of New Mexico in 1989. She taught in private and public school for many years before having a family. She and her husband Bruce have homeschooled their four children from kindergarten. Each of their children has been a student in RGES since third grade.
Jan Burton- attended the University of Illinois for two years and completed her BS in Food Science at CA Polytech State University. Raised by a Home Economics Teacher/Librarian, Jan has been managing a home since her marriage to Mark Burton in 1981. She has been studying and practicing home education with their three children since 1986. She is also a real estate agent with La Entrada Realty.
Mark Burton- started teaching for RGES in 1999 following retirement from the Air Force. His three children have all studied in RGES. He has a BS in Aero/Astro Engineering from the University of Illinois. He also has a MS degree is in Systems Engineering from Wright State University. In addition, he has earned the ThD. degree. Dr. Burton publishes Community Impact News (CINews) and completed the 12 week Developing Your Worldview online training course with Worldview Weekend Online Institute. He attended The Truth Project Conference at Focus on the Family and leads Bible study groups using The Truth Project video series. Mark has taught mid high, chemistry, physics, model rocketry, auto mechanics, electronics, and worldview classes for RGES. He has also maintained the RGES website, coordinated the RGES science fair, and organized the annual Christian Heritage Speech Competition.
Denise Cionelo- Denise Cionelo earned Bachelors and Masters degrees from The University of New Mexico in Elementary Education. She married Gerald after teaching in APS for three years. She has home schooled their five children for the past 12 years, supplementing their education at RGES. She now teaches an elementary grades 3-5 class in Rio Rancho.
Waid Griffin- received his BA in Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from Texas Tech University. He also earned a Masters in Music Theory and Composition. Waid is a professional oil artist with paintings in several major art collections. He resides in Rio Rancho and has taught art classes with RGES since 2000.
Ruthanne Hamrick- received a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art with a minor in Psychology from the University of New Mexico, and a Masters in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She has been home educating her children, following a classical approach, for the past 13 years and has been involved in teaching various courses through a home-school co-op. She is the pianist for Forest Meadow Baptist Church, where she co-teaches a Ladies' Bible study. She also is a piano instructor and a professional artist. Mrs. Hamrick teaches the RGES Latin I, II, and III classes.
Laura Wright- received her BA degree from University of New Mexico in English with minors in music and psychology. Once a homeschool student, Laura studied in the RGES mid high and high school programs. Her hobbies include music, broomball, hiking, tea, and football. Laura wants to be a good representative of the Lord and able to encourage students in their walk with the Lord and in their education. She teaches high school literature.
Jeanne Mouchet- earned a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from UNM in 1983. She has performed many roles in Opera and Musicals. Jeanne has taught voice privately for many years. She has served as choir director at First Baptist Church in Santa Fe, and at Capital Christian School in Santa Fe. The Mouchet family now lives in Albuquerque. Their three children have all attended RGES.
Megan Othling- graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Creative Writing. She has taught ballet for four years, and taught third grade at Oak Grove Classical Academy, as well as interning with Marcie Kinzer during the 2008/2009 school year. She currently teaches the ninth grade section of Literature.
Linda Radigan- earned her BA in Spanish from UNM and an MLS in Library Science from the University of Missouri. After 16 years of homeschooling and tutoring, she began teaching at RGES. She taught all her children at home, and now her children teach their children at home! Linda and Steve were on the founding Board of New Mexico Christian Home Educators. She has taught Spanish many years for RGES.
Steven Radigan- received a BA in University Studies from the University of New Mexico. He served the Lord for many years in business and sales. His hobbies include fishing, fishing, fishing, gardening, and history. He hopes to be a good resource for parents and families, and he cares deeply for young people. His class is both an opportunity and a challenge for him to present God's providential work. Steve teaches New Mexico History and is the Electives classes administrator.