Christie Alston​​Christie Alston

Hello, my name is Christie Alston and I am humbled to be working at Rapid City Christian School.  I recently relocated from New Jersey and bought a house in the Hart Ranch development with my mother Loree.  I grew up in Oregon and after high school I joined the United States Army, which led me to New Jersey.  I have one adult son, Nathan, who currently manages a restaurant in Connecticut.  My mother and I have lived together for the past six years after the sudden passing of my father.  Though we miss my dad every day we have enjoyed traveling both domestically and internationally over the past few years.

I entered the teaching profession eleven years ago following a short career in the pharmaceutical industry.  I love teaching and being around young people.  God has truly given me a heart to make a difference in the lives of young people, and I can’t imagine doing anything else.  Being an educator is actually in my blood as I am a sixth-generation teacher!  In addition, I spent five years as the Director of Youth Ministries at a small Presbyterian church in New Jersey.

Though I loved being in the classroom, in 2020 I felt God calling me to get my Master’s degree in educational leadership, which I completed in June.  During this time, my Mom and I also felt that God was calling us to move and we spent the past few years traveling the country looking for a place to relocate.  We found our spot last July when we visited SD and fell in love with the beauty of the land and the genuinely nice people who live here.  After doing some research, I started to keep an eye on RCCS and to my delight an opportunity opened up during the last semester of my Master’s degree, which led me here…it was truly God’s timing!

I am excited about this opportunity as I feel that we cannot properly prepare the youth of the world without teaching them about the love of Jesus.  If we don’t teach our children God’s Word then we hinder them from fully becoming who God has created them to be.  He has a unique plan for each of us and I am honored to be working with a team of dedicated teachers and staff who daily push your children toward Jesus.   

I look forward to getting to know all of you better!

Yours in Christ,
Christie Alston