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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