Emily Sloterbeek

Emily Sloterbeek

Third Grade and Technology - Spanish Immersion

Years at Zeeland Christian: 9

Years in Christian Education: 12

Education:

B.A. in Spanish Education, Calvin College

M.Ed in Educational Technologies from GVSU

What do you love about Zeeland Christian?

I love combining my passions for kids, learning, Spanish, and Jesus into my job! It is a joy to work with the students, parents, administration, and fellow staff at ZCS.

Why are you passionate about Christian Education?

As a product of Christian Education myself, I think Christian schools offer a unique opportunity to train children and model for them what it looks like to see the world from a Christian perspective. So many teachers and school friends have been role models for me, and I hope I can be a living example to my students.

What do you want others to know about you?

My husband Eric and I enjoy traveling, sailing on our boat the *Barracuda*, and all things related to the beach and being outside. I also love to sew, read, watch movies, run, and garden.

One life lesson your students have taught you:

Make a fresh start when needed. It's easy to get bogged down and frustrated sometimes, but my students show me that even if it was hard yesterday, just put it behind you and start fresh today. Each day we need the grace to do our best and not let the past weigh us down. We choose joy!