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Our Standout Teachers
Hear stories about a few of our most faithful and inspiring teachers.
Upper Kindergarten Teacher
Aneesha Injeti is a young and fresh teacher for the Upper Kindergarten students. For the past 3 years, she has been living her dream of teaching in a Christ Centered institute. Aneesha has her Bachelors of Science, but wanted to follow the Lord’s lead in her career path. She loves kids so much and teaches Sunday School in her church. One day, she saw an ad for Riverside School in the newspaper. She prayed and applied, and Joice hired her right away. Please pray for Aneesha as she continues to faithfully teach her 61 kindergarteners!
“I became a teacher because I love children, but God took my testimony in a different direction. I came to teach, but instead I learned. In every step of my teaching career, God has been a friend and guide to me. He has used the devotions and prayers at Riverside to strengthen my spirit. In every way, Riverside is the best place in my life.”
Lower Kindergarten Teacher
Pushpa Maity is a delightful missionary teacher for our 64 Lower Kindergarten students. Coming from Darjeeling, Pushpa felt called to share Christ with children wherever the Lord led her. God has certainly used her in mighty ways at Riverside! Not many teachers can handle so many 4 and 5-year-olds, but Pushpa has a way with children. Pushpa has over 20 years of teaching experience following her TTC degree, and in that time she’s learned of God’s faithfulness. Battling her own health issues and caring for her aging father, Pushpa has managed to lean on the Lord through both triumph and sorrow. For example, Pushpa missed a year of school to battle Typhoid Fever, but she returned to her classroom as soon as she recovered. She never stopped praying for the children while she was sick, and now that she’s back, there is a noticable improvement in the children’s English language skills. The Lower Section wouldn’t be the same without Pushpa’s selfless help. Please pray for her as she continues to follow the Lord’s lead in her classroom!
“I like dealing nicely with the children. I care about them because some are not getting love from their parents, so they can at least get love from me!”
Surya Jyothi Nedunuri
1st Grade Teacher
“When I came here it was God’s plan. I am so blessed in this place. I love praying and I love how all of the staff takes each other’s prayer requests.”