Lisa Rhodes, 5th-6th Grade Teacher & Principal
Hi! My name is Lisa Rhodes. I grew up in Fenton, Michigan. I attended the local Adventist church school, Adelphian Junior Academy for grades 1-10 and then completed high school at Great Lakes Adventist Academy. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, with emphasis in Language Arts & Social Studies, from Andrews University in 2000. In August 2012, I graduated from Andrews University with a Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction. I currently hold a Teaching license for the state of Indiana and a Professional Teaching Certificate for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.
I taught in the greater Detroit area for 8 years before coming to Cross Street Christian School in 2009.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, cooking, music, spending time outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.
William Reichert, PreKindergarten-1st Grade Teacher
Greetings and salutations! My name is William Reichert. I was born in Berrien Springs, Michigan. I grew up the son of a pastor. I have lived in many different states across the Midwest, and over towards the east coast. In 2014, I graduated from Andrews University with my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in Language Arts. I worked in the southeast Texas area for 3 years before coming to Indiana. I currently hold a Teaching license for the state of Indiana and a Professional Teaching Certificate for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.
Some of my hobbies include riding my motorcycle, spending time outdoors, reading, trying as much new food as possible, and spending time with my family and friends.
Karen Wasylyshen, 2nd - 4th Grade Teacher
Hello! I am Karen Wasylyshen. Born to an Educator in the Sciences and to a Nurse, my early years were inundated with focus on service, and the fact that time on Earth was short. Mission was our focal point. I was blessed with a rich palette of experiencing many cultures, valuing the best characteristics, and seeing God's loving grace in each one. On an individual level, God has a planned destiny, and education is key, a blessing, in achieving our utmost for His service.
Rebekah Pendleton, 7th-8th Grade Teacher
Hello! I am Rebekah Pendleton. I have 10 years of full-time teaching experience, but I have been working with kids
almost since I was a child myself. I have a passion for leading kids to Jesus and helping them to develop the knowledge and skills which they will need to be successful in this world as well.
My husband, Daniel, and I currently live in North Carolina with our 4 boys. They are 14, 12, 11, and 9. We also have 2 bunnies, 3 dogs, 4 chickens, and mouse! We enjoy hiking, camping, and traveling as a family. I love to sing and make music for Jesus and am excited to share that passion with students at Cross Street as well!
I am a Carolinian by birth, but I have lived and taught in various positions in Tennessee, Nevada, and Iowa as well. I love to meet new people and am very excited to meet all of you!
Besides Bible, my favorite subject is English. My next favorite is history. I love to read about the way God has led his people through various times and situations and in different cultures.