Jisna George,
Lower Kindergarten


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My name is Pushpa Maity. This my 15th year teaching; 4 years at Riverside. I love the children in my Lower Kindergarten classroom and I love teaching them. Sometimes it gets hard because I have 54 students, which is also great because it means that Riverside is growing as a school. I think it’s God’s plan for me to be at Riverside. I am so happy to sing, play & dance with children. I also like to spend my time and go on walks with my students. Please pray for my students and for my future at Riverside School.

This class is sponsored by Debi Sanders and Dennis Shannon.


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Little Boy in a Big World

   Moajesh is a new student in Lower Kindergarten. As the smallest boy in the class, he cries almost every day. As soon as the morning assembly ends, he can be seen collecting his backpack and charging for the door, screaming for his mom. His teacher and teacher's...

Exalted of the Lord

       Jeremiah means exalted of the Lord, but for a time in his early life, little Jeremiah of Lower Kindergarten was brought very low. After experiencing the voice of God telling him to name the baby Jeremiah, Riverside Campus Pastor John Prakash thought his son...

Three Stars in LKG

To our sponsor,   Akshaya,  Rajeena and Kranthi Kumari are stars in LKG Even though these three are from different families, they live like they are from the same family. They do everything in union. In one sense, the entire class is under their surveillance. As their...

So many precious souls!

The 2014-2015 academic year brought an astounding 59 little kids to Lower Kindergarten, so Ms. Pushpa certainly has her hands full. Their classroom is a different world for them, brightly decorated with "The Fruits of the Spirit." Even though it is crowded, each...

2018 Riverside Teacher’s Conference

Matt Sanders

On June 7th – 9th we conducted our 7th annual three-day teacher training conference for the teachers at Riverside School. Each year, this conference is held just before the start of the new school year to inspire them in their own walk with the Lord, to help build their unity as a teaching team, and to assist them to be more effective as teachers and disciplers in the classroom.

Our dual themes this year were, “Seek First the Kingdom of God”, and “Love God, Love People”. Pastors Gerry and Kay, Carly and Annela, Karissa, and I took turns presenting various lectures, discussions, and activities centered around these themes. The teachers are eager learners – this is the only training they receive all year long, and they participate enthusiastically in the conference.

It has been wonderful to see the Lord at work at Riverside school and particularly in this teaching staff. In any Christian school, the teachers are the ones that have the opportunity to bring the reality of Christ into the classroom, and thus impact the students for eternity through their own faith, words, and actions. I’m excited that the current teachers at Riverside school comprise the strongest staff we have ever had! We have several older teachers who are the “pillars” of faith, and many new, younger teachers who love the Lord, and are energetic and enthusiastic about teaching.

As the teaching staff has grown in spiritual strength, the fruit has been obvious. The school has grown from only 238 students in 2011, to over 600 students today. During the three weeks we were there, we had over 100 new admissions! Our principal and headmaster, Kishore, tells me that he and the school enjoy great respect and an excellent reputation in the community. A few years ago, several large corporations set up competing schools nearby, with large budgets and high-tech, digital classrooms. They have drawn away many students from other private schools, but ours is the only one which has continued to grow!

One of our teachers, Smiley, is a personal example of our academic and spiritual strength. As a Riverside student for 12 years, Smiley dreamed of becoming a teacher at her own school. Last year, she completed her Bachelors degree in technology, and returned to teach with us. We are so thrilled to have her, along with a growing number of committed, well-trained young teachers.