Director of Preschool Instruction and Preschool Teacher - Traditional
Years at Zeeland Christian: 12
Years in Christian Education: 12
B.A. - Elementary & Special Education, Calvin College
M.S. - Instructional Technology, Walden University
What do you love about Zeeland Christian?
"I love that I get to share God's love with my students! I also love the community of this place; I am so blessed by the relationships I get to develop with students, parents, and colleagues."
Why are you passionate about Christian Education?
"God’s love for us as His children continues to overwhelm and amaze me and I am absolutely passionate about sharing that love with my students! I consider it the greatest joy and privilege that I get to be used by God to nurture the faith of my students. It is my hope and prayer that my students will see Christ in me, will know and feel His love through their time in our room, and will fall more in love with Him each day."
What do you want others to know about you?
"My husband Scott and I are proud parents to Ava, Benjamin, and Caroline. We love to spend time reading lots of books and hiking, biking, or playing outside. In addition to these activities, I love singing and enjoy being part of a 12-person acapella group."
One life lesson your students have taught you:
"It is a beautiful gift to see the world through the eyes of children! Children are filled with awe and wonder and a continual curiosity that we sometimes lose as adults. Seeing the world with their fresh vision increases my awe of God and inspires me to keep being curious about God's creation."