Middle School Staff

Leslie EricksonLeslie Erickson, Lead Middle School, Bible and Math Teacher

Mrs. Erickson began teaching at RMCA in 2013.  She was born and raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Colorado State University. Her emphasis was in secondary education. She has taught at the middle school level for several years. She and her husband Scott (also a middle school teacher) have four children and live in Longmont. Mrs. Erickson enjoys hiking, music, knitting and reading.

Sherrolyn Elmore, Science Teacher

Sherrolyn Elmore

Mrs. Elmore joined RMCA in 2014.  She was born in Missouri and grew up in Northern California. She holds degrees from Bethany Bible College and Western Governors University. She has a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies K-8. In addition she is a ministry/music major. She was a music teacher for eight years at Century Christian School in CA. She also taught three years at Jim Elliott Christian High School. Her husband Steve, is a Pastor at Journey Church in Windsor. She has three grown children. Mrs. Elmore is involved in the worship ministry at her church and co-teaches a ladies bible study. She enjoys tennis and scrapbooking.

Stuart Ritscher, M.A., Bible, History and Omnibus Teacher {photo coming soon}

Mr. Ritscher has taught for almost 40 years. For 17 of those years he taught students in the International Baccalaureate program and was a Fulbright Scholar in Egypt from 2003-04. He has coached baseball, basketball, and tennis and leads tour groups to Israel. He speaks French, some Hebrew, and Arabic. Stu has both his undergraduate and Master’s degrees from Colorado University in Boulder. He and his wife Patty home schooled their son, Matt, who is now married and works as a photographer.

Sarah Overturf, Bible, English, Composition and Literature Teacher {photo coming soon}

In the spring of 2007, Mrs. Overturf became the RMCA Librarian. She holds a BA in English from Arizona State University and is also a writer, with work published in Focus on the Family Magazine and in devotional Bibles for women and families, devotional magazines, and Bible studies. Mrs. Overturf was born in Idaho, raised in Utah, and also lived in Arizona before settling in Colorado. She volunteers in Sunday school and women’s ministry at Rocky Mountain Christian Church, which her family has attended for many years. She and her husband, Neil, have three children, all alumni of RMCA.

Lori Wurth, M.S., Logic & Apologetics Teacher {photo coming soon}

Mrs. Wurth and her family have been at RMCA for many years. Lori has a love for helping people grow and develop and has mostly taught adults but has a love and a knack for understanding Middle School students. She has taught classes such as Speech Communication, Worldviews, and Leadership at Colorado Christian University. She has a Master of Science in Management and Organization from the University of Colorado at Denver and studied business at CSU for her undergraduate work.

Christy Glaze, M.A., Spanish Teacher  {photo coming soon}

Mrs. Glaze has been an RMCA parent for many years and joined our staff in 2016. Christy has a passion for helping Spanish speakers learn English and has a Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction with emphasis in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL) from CU Denver. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Seattle Pacific University. Christy stays active with four sons at home, three of whom attend RMCA and one who graduated on to high school. Christy and her husband David and their family attend Calvary Bible in Erie.

Ashley Bayne, Bible, Technology, Organization, Study & Life Skills Teacher {photo coming soon} 

Ms. Bayne joined the RMCA staff in 2015. Her degree in Art Education is from the University of Northern Colorado. When she isn’t teaching, she is usually working on her own art. Ashley also enjoys hiking, cooking, photography and spending time mentoring high school and college students, particularly at her church, Calvary Bible.

Dana Gray, Student Council Sponsor and Middle School Community Coordinator {photo coming soon}

 

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