Carla Zastrow

Carla Zastrow

Seventh-grade teacher - Traditional

Years at Zeeland Christian: 19

Years in Christian Education: 26


Calvin College,
Midwest Brain and Learning Institute

What do you love about Zeeland Christian? I love getting to know middle school kids and figuring out how to challenge their brains

Why are you passionate about Christian Education?

I love stories and God's story shows us his love for us. I want my story to show a love for kids and a love for learning.

What do you want others to know about you?

I have two children of my own who are completely different learners. They have really helped me to understand how to help kids who need to learn in different ways. I love learning about how students brains work and how I can be a better teacher based on that. I love sushi, chocolate, and books. (For those of you who know me, I am trying to cut down on my Diet Coke consumption.) I love to travel to National Parks to look for God and listen to him.

One life lesson your students have taught you:

Mistakes are good things. Learn from them, laugh and move.