Professor Rader began working at Asbury in the fall of 2010. She moved back to the United States after living and teaching overseas in Seoul, Korea for twenty-four years at Seoul Foreign School (an American Christian international school serving expatriate students from all over the world). Before going overseas, Prof. Rader graduated from Asbury University in 1980 with a B.S. in Physical Education and a minor in Music (piano). After teaching PE for five years, she earned two masters degrees; a M.S. in Educational Leadership and a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction with an Elementary Education Emphasis. She has a Rank One Kentucky teacher's certificate. Rader taught kindergarten and was the grade level leader for 10 years. In her spare time Rader enjoys coaching, teaching discipleship groups, going on mission trips, running, singing, and reading.
Prof. Rader and her husband, JP ('83) have three children, Kristina Rader ('06) Erny, Paul ('08), and Brittney. Her two oldest children were secondary education majors at Asbury. They are both married and are HS English teachers in Korea at Taejon Christian International School. Her youngest daughter, Brittney ('13), is a senior at Asbury University. She is also in education and plays volleyball for Asbury. Education is a family tradition!
Prof. Helen Rader currently teaches elementary education courses, advices and supervises field placements for the non-traditional students. Rader enjoys teaching these students because it is a joy to see them finish something they started years ago. They come into the program eager and passionate about succeeding this time around. Their families and all of the professors celebrate whole-heartedly when these students cross the finish line and go out into the world to make a difference! Rader advocates and facilitates for their success!
Rader is currently in a doctoral program in education at Morehead State University.