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Head of School, Don Barnhart
Don Barnhart has joined us as the new Head of Rosehill Christian School! We are blessed to see how God’s hand prepared him over his lifetime for this important position of leadership in our Rosehill family.

Don began his career as an elementary school teacher after receiving a Bachelor of Science in K-12 education from the University of Delaware. While teaching elementary school, he earned his Masters Degree in Instructional Systems Development from the University of Maryland Graduate School, Baltimore. During this time, not only did he teach students, but he was also called upon to teach teachers.

After that, Don then embarked on a successful consulting career in change management and instructional design at Accenture and 2Develop. He used his knowledge of systems development and conflict resolution to help companies, churches, and non-profit organizations identify troublesome issues, develop and implement solutions to these challenges, and assist staff members in embracing the rationale for change while grasping the necessary new skills involved.

Don has already brought his commitment to excellence and his skill set to the Rosehill family in the past. Serving as an RCS board member for 9 years, he has generously assisted the board in the areas of policy governance and strategic planning.

Since 1987, Don has taught hundreds of children and thousands of adults across a wide range of curriculum, including 8 years as a teacher in Bible Study Fellowship. With his expertise in change management, Don has been able to help organizations adopt and institutionalize new processes and behaviors to continuously improve and grow. As a leadership consultant, Don has taught numerous leaders how to truly lead, develop, and spiritually shepherd those under their care.

A fervent follower of Jesus, Don’s focus is to assist others in establishing and building a relationship with Jesus Christ. With a devoted heart for his family, he and his wife Jill are active members of The Church at Cross Lake. Their three children, Kate, Ben and Georgia, are graduates of Rosehill Christian School and are now successfully pursuing their next phase of life.
Dean of Academic Affairs & Lower School Principal (K-6th), Marshall Priest
A Houston native, Mr. Priest made the move to Rosehill Christian School in 2006 and has served as the Lower School Principal, Upper School Principal, and Dean of Academic Affairs.  After having spent thirty years in public school education, with twenty-three of those years in Spring ISD, he has ministered for the past 12 years at Rosehill Christian School. During his public school career, he served as a teacher, principal, and curriculum director. A graduate of the University of Houston, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Education, graduating Magna Cum Laude. During his time at the University of Houston, he also earned his Master of Education and has done post-graduate work there and at Sam Houston University.

A man with a heart after Jesus, his desire is to follow the command of Christ to “make disciples.” He and his wife, Jean Ann, have been married for forty-six years and have three grown children: Emily, Wendy, and Eric, all of which have followed in their parent’s footsteps of working in education. Emily is a Music Teacher, Wendy is a Speech Pathologist, and Eric is a teacher in Cy-Fair ISD. He has been blessed with eight grandchildren whom he is “PopPop” to, with five that attend Rosehill. Mr. Priest and his wife are members of Houston's First Baptist - Cypress. 
Director of Business & Preschool, Aimee Froelich
Mrs. Froelich is a graduate of Trinity University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. After a successful business career as a District Manager and District Director for Limited Express and Eddie Bauer, Mrs. Froelich began her ministry at Champion Forest Baptist Church, where she served as the Associate Minister for Preschool for two years. As she felt led, Mrs. Froelich joined the Rosehill family in 2004 as the Vice President of the Parent Teacher Fellowship. One year later, she began serving on the RCS Board of Directors, and then took on the role of interim Head of School for a year and a half before assuming her current positions. Anyone that knows her knows that she wears many hats in this school, and we are thankful she does so.

Mrs. Froelich and her husband, James, have been married for thirty years and have four children, whom have all attended Rosehill: Anthony, Jessica, Julianne, and Allison. Anthony, a graduate of Houston Baptist University, is currently working at Oklahoma State University as the Coordinator of Residence Life. Jessica will be graduating from Texas A&M University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in accounting, with hopes of becoming a CPA. Julianne attends the University of Mary Hardin Baylor where she is studying nursing. Allison is a senior in high school and volunteers at Faithbridge Church, where the Froelichs actively attend. Mrs. Froelich is also a member of Bible Study Fellowship.
Upper School Principal (7th - 12th), Lauren Dyal

Mrs. Dyal is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Economics. She continued her studies at the University of Akron, where she earned her Master of Arts in Economics. She has also completed her coursework for her PhD in Finance from the University of Missouri. Her teaching credentials are both on the high school and college level. She has taught at the University of Missouri as an Instructor of Finance and has been an Adjunct Professor in Economics and Mathematics at Lone Star College for fourteen years. Mrs. Dyal began her work at Rosehill in 2007, where she has since served the parents and students as a Teacher, Academic Advisor, and now as Principal.

Mrs. Dyal coordinates the dual credit program for RCS, working closely with Lone Star College on curriculum alignment and implementation of state mandated core curriculum changes, enabling Rosehill’s high school students to earn up to 42 hours of college credit. Additionally, Mrs. Dyal is a member of their adjunct professor team, and teaches several college courses on site at Rosehill. In her time here, she was even voted on by the students as Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Dyal and her husband have been married for fourteen years, with four children whom are active students in Rosehill. The Dyals are members of Pine Island Baptist Church.
 

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