Camille Ross

Pre-K4 Teacher Assistant, cross@theredeemersschool.org

WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

I am originally from Milwaukee, WI- the eldest of three children. I grew up in a Christian household that included the arts and athletics. Due to my upbringing,  was very involved in my church’s youth program, youth and adult choir as well as taught Sunday school for ages 9-12. I attended Milwaukee Trade and Technical high school- originally for architecture and switched over to commercial art during my sophomore year and excelled in high school and club track and field. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a BFA in Graphic Art Design with a Coaching minor and was a decorated track and field athlete with honors at the conference and national levels. After college I worked in the banking industry for a couple years before starting my first collegiate track and field position, which gave me the opportunity to work at five institutions in the states of Michigan, New Hampshire, New York and Mississippi as a graduate assistant, coaching intern, assistant coach/admissions counselor, assistant coach and head coach over the course of 15 years. I am currently a full time graduate student at Mississippi College working towards a Master of Science in Athletic Administration.

WHY ARE YOU AT THE REDEEMER’S SCHOOL?

I am at The Redeemer’s School (TRS) because this where the Lord has thoughtfully placed me at this point in time. I have been in a place of transition since my previous position, which I feel came about in order for me to correct my relationship with God, my church (Redeemer) and myself, in order to work on preparing for the next chapter in my life- spiritually, mentally, emotionally and professionally. I also appreciate and enjoy and the environment that TRS administrative staff and faculty have cultivated for students and their families, as well as the opportunity to continue to provide guidance and make positive impacts for young people in their life journey. Working at TRS has helped me to regain sight of some important qualities lost or lessened over time and reducing those that need to be decreased or let go of all together.

WHAT’S YOUR HOPE FOR YOUR STUDENTS?

My hope is for each student to truly understand and know that they are valued and have significance in this world; that they  actively put in the work needed to pursue their dreams and aspirations and understand that nothing is impossible with Christ on their side… even when life is at its worst, God is bigger.