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A Message from the Principal

Yáʼátʼééh! Keshhi, hom a:kuwaye! Thank you for visiting the Rehoboth Christian School website! My name is Tara DeYoung and this will be my first year as Elementary and Middle School principal. My mother is Linda (Wigboldy), and my father is Bryan Kamps. I married JM DeYoung, son of Gail (Vander Ploeg) and Mike DeYoung. In my Biligaána tradition, we call this sort of introduction Dutch Bingo; but such introductions are so much more universal. They are conversation starters, they bind us together and help us make connections to one another. They build community.

This year our school theme comes from Revelation 21:5 “He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” In a book written by Henri Nouwen, Making All Things New, he describes living in Christian community as a spiritual discipline where people celebrate together, work together, and play together. He says “when we come together from different geographical, historical, psychological, and religious directions, listening to the same word spoken by different people can create in us a common openness and vulnerability…[t]hus we can come to discover our true identity as a community” (p.85). One reason my husband and I chose to move back to New Mexico is the diverse Rehoboth Christian School community.

I am honored to be serving this beloved community as principal, and discovering together our true identity as a community of faith! I can not wait to reconnect with some, and meet many of you!

In Him,

Tara DeYoung
Principal, Elementary/Middle
Rehoboth Christian School

Elementary School

The Rehoboth Christian Elementary School creed begins like this:  “We go to Rehoboth, a Christian school.” It continues to remind each child that they are created in His own image and he loves them deeply.  It concludes with these words from Isaiah 61:3, “We will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor.”  It is our prayer that each child will be challenged to grow to reflect God’s image more clearly and stand tall to display His splendor!  

Community is woven into the fabric of the Rehoboth Christian Elementary School. Growing together, sharing our joys and hurts, makes us one big family. Rehoboth Christian Elementary School embraces all cultures.  We also continue to embrace the Native American peoples for whom the school’s mission was founded. We are committed to teach and learn the language and customs which we hope will broaden our understanding and respect for all people. Our dedicated staff love Jesus and desire to pass on the hope that Jesus gives to each child who enters our doors. We discipline in love, applying Biblical boundaries set up by the school. We teach forgiveness and reconciliation as active components to healing relationships.

The Rehoboth Christian Elementary School Creed tells more about who we are as a Christian community of learners:  

Rehoboth Christian Elementary School Creed

We go to Rehoboth, a Christian school.

We believe in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  We believe the Bible is God’s Holy Word which is completely true. It is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. (Psalm 119:105)

God created me in His own image, and He loves me beyond my imagination (Psalm 139).  He calls me by name (John 10:3). He wrote my name on the palms of His hands (Isaiah 49:16)!

At our school, we are each different, but we are one in Jesus.  We respect each other and honor the gifts that God has given each of us.

At Rehoboth, we learn that every inch of our world belongs to God!  Every subject is His. I will work hard to learn and grow in knowledge and in wisdom.

I will follow Jesus Christ and listen to His voice. He calls me to use words of kindness, to respect God’s creation and all authority, and to encourage and serve the people around me.

“We will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor.” (Isaiah 61:3)