Elementary Staff


Erica Shaefer
Erica Schaefer, M.Ed., Lead Elementary and Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Schaefer joined RMCA in 2014. She is a Colorado University grad. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Education. Her Master’s Degree is in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Literacy. She has taught kindergarten, first, and second grade. She has been involved in Women’s and Small Group Ministry. Mrs. Schaefer was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. She and her husband Tyler live in Longmont with their three children. She loves to read, attend sporting events, and scuba dive. She plays on a co-ed, indoor soccer league.

Cheyanne Dischinger, Kindergarten Teacher {photo coming soon}

Mrs. Dischinger has taught first and second grades and been an autism paraprofessional. She enjoys leading a backpacking ministry with her husband at their church and loves to travel. Cheyanne’s degree is in Human Development and Family Studies/Early Childhood Education from Colorado State University.

Heidi RobinsonHeidi Robinson, M.Ed., 1st Grade Teacher

Mrs. Robinson started teaching preschool at RMCA in 2010, and transitioned to 2nd grade in 2011. She has previous experience teaching 1st and 2nd grades, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Baylor University and a Master’s in Education from Regis University. Mrs. Robinson, who grew up in Alaska and has also lived in Texas and Washington, enjoys running triathlons, hiking, camping, and skiing. She and her husband, Todd, have three children, all attending RMCA. They are involved in the Boulder Outreach Homeless Overflow and attend Flatirons Community Church.


Randi Parrott, 2nd Grade Teacher {photo coming soon}

Ms. Parrott has experience in teaching first and second grades and in urban outreach programs for high-risk children. Her degree is in English from Sterling College and she is working on her Alternative Licensure for elementary education. Randi grew up in Lyons and has known about RMCA since her mother used to be a guest teacher in our preschool many years ago!

Karla Handley, 3rd Grade Teacher {photo coming soon}

Mrs. Handley and her husband recently retired from the music department at Ozark Christian College where he was the Head of the Department. She has many years of experience teaching children from birth through college and is excited to be living in Colorado nearer to family. Karla’s degree is from Manhattan Christian College with emphasis in Bible and music.

Teecy Christmas, M.Ed., 4th Grade {photo coming soon}

Ms. Christmas has a Master’s of Education from Framingham State College and did her undergraduate work at Liberty University. She brings twelve years of teaching experience in U.S. and international schools both public and private. Ms. Christmas is excited to return to classroom teaching after serving most recently on the staff of a large church.

Tasha TadewaldTasha Tadewald, 5th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Tadewald began teaching third grade at RMCA in 2010. Previously she substituted, taught part-time, and taught full-time in various schools, including Longmont Christian, for many years. Mrs. Tadewald holds a Bachelors’ degree from Colorado State and a Post B.A. Elementary Education degree from University of Colorado in Boulder. Her family includes her husband, Tom, and two children (both RMCA alumni). She brings a varied background, volunteering in Sunday School, Day Camp and as a Homebound Communion server and companion. Mrs. Tadewald lived in Texas and North Carolina then moved to Colorado for college. She spent her early years in Lubbock, Texas. She and her family attend First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Longmont.

Savanna Egalite, Elementary Instructional Aide {photo coming soon}

Gray_Dana_1 Dana Gray, Instructional Aide

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