Hilda Duran

Second Grade Teacher - Spanish Immersion

Years at Zeeland Christian: 10

Years in Christian Education: 10


Child Development Associate by the Council Professional Recognition

Associate of Arts (GRCC)

Adda.lingua (pd3)

What do you love about Zeeland Christian?

Freedom to teach the Word of God.

Why are you passionate about Christian Education?

Because we are educating great Christian leaders for tomorrow.

What do you want others to know about you?

I was born and raised in Ecuador. I never imagined that I’d be teaching here! After attending college to study Business and Administration, I went on a missionary trip to Brazil and that is where I found my real passion, teaching. After being trained extensively in teaching, and taking education classes here in the U.S., I am as excited as ever to teach. I’ve been happily married for twenty-four years. God gave us one miracle child whose name is Fermin (he’s now 19 attending college). As a family, we had beautiful moments in our country, owning our own business, going to church, and dreaming about the future. But, God re-routed our plans. And now, I’ve taught at ZCS for nine years, and this will be my tenth year teaching. As a family hobby, we love traveling to many places as possible.

One life lesson your students have taught you:

They allow me to do more than just teach - they help me see, feel, and give the love of Jesus.  They inspire me to believe in God with all my heart without a doubt.