Rachel B. Griffis grew up in Michigan and then moved to Southern California, where she completed her B.A. at Azusa Pacific University and M.A. at Chapman University, both in English. She completed her Ph.D. in English at Baylor University. In 2016, she joined the Language and Literature department at Sterling College, where she teaches writing and literature courses. She has been very active on campus and in the lives of her students.
Dr. Baehler brings a wealth of education and experience to the business department having been an educator for 32 years within the middle school, high school, and college/university levels. She served as the Economics instructor at Hutchinson Community College for seventeen years, where she was named Educator of the Year in 2008. Baehler completed her Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in Economic Education at the University of Kansas. She also holds an M.Ed. from Wichita State University and a B.S.
Eliserio has a diverse background in education with classroom experience in both public and private schools. She has led her own classrooms in preschool and first through fourth grades, and she worked as a paraprofessional for third through sixth grades. As a graduate from Dordt College, she holds her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and B.A. in Elementary Education with a concentration in special education, an endorsement in early childhood, and a minor in reading.
Pete Kosek joined Sterling College is 2015. Prior to Sterling, he earned his M.S. in Mathematics from The Ohio State University where he was a lecturer and graduate teaching assistant. Pete has a passion for all areas of mathematics, including both theoretical and applied in addition to math education. Having an extensive background in math competitions, he enjoys creating and solving recreational math problems and encouraging students to participate in math competitions.
Callan graduated from Sterling College in 2005 with her bachelor’s in music education and completed her M.M. in Conducting from California Baptist University in 2010. She is an experienced pianist, vocalist and professor, having taught several courses as an adjunct and full-time professor at California Baptist. Callan is joining Sterling College from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she has been serving as a minister of music for Bethany Baptist Church.
Mrs. Wannamaker earned the Master of Arts in Teaching from Friends University, and the B.S. in Elementary Education from Newman University. She is an experienced elementary teacher and has been serving Sterling College this year as an adjunct instructor. Rachel has two boys, enjoys reading, watching sporting events with her husband, vacation time with the family and taking her boys to do “Random Acts of Kindness” around town.