Hello, I'm RJ... 

I teach 7th/8th Science.

Born:  Los Angeles, CA

Education:  I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach. I am in my junior year.

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My Story

What was your early career like?  During high school, I participated in FIRST Robotics Competition. My team went on to win the World Championship in 2019. I have also taught a homeschool co-op class in Robotics and coached a middle school Robotics team. I am a recipient of the following scholarships: 
Presidential Scholarship, Aviation Institute Scholarship, Bright Futures Medallion Scholarship,  

FIRST Allaire Medal Scholarship, and FIRST Robotics Competition Scholarship.  I was also honored to be a National NROTC Scholarship Recipient (April 2020), which I respectfully declined.  

 

Tell us about your family:  I grew up in Orlando with my parents, Robert and Freddi, and my four younger sisters. My parents chose to homeschool all of us, and this created a very close family bond that I love.
 

Are you active in church?   I am visiting Christ Community Church in Daytona Beach, FL. I still attend my home church, Celebration Community Church, pretty regularly.  I have served with the Kids44 children's ministry and summer VBS programs since I was 13 years old.
 

What do you love about TNA and the Principle Approach®?   I love how the kids actually enjoy school and want to be there. As a teacher, the Principle Approach® model gives me the opportunity to inspire them in learning and not just have them do school because they have to.