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"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein


RDS has an amazing staff who are well-qualified, loving, and educated Christian women. Our teachers love what they do and feel called to be here. 


Adam Smith


Mr. Adam has been in the preschool setting for over 10 years. He, along with his wife Rachel and 2 boys, are members of Riverchase United Methodist Church. He spent several summers as a volunteer counselor, coordinator, and director for Camp Sumatanga's elementary camps. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and graduated from Liberty University.

"I understand that our children are the future and we hold a great responsibility in preparing them for that."


Sarah Patrick

Assistant Director

Mrs. Sarah started at RDS in 2009 as a teacher in the Turtles class. She is a Registered Dietitian and began the Nutrition and Gardening program at RDS in 2011. In 2015, Sarah joined the office staff at RDS. She and her husband, Chris, along with their 2 children, reside in Riverchase and are members of Riverchase United Methodist Church. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama and holds a Master's degree in Nutrition from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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