8th-grade teacher - Traditional
Years at Zeeland Christian: 11
Years in Christian Education: 25
B.A. Calvin College
M.A. Reading at GVSU
What do you love about Zeeland Christian?
"The atmosphere of the school is one of love and of acceptance. We are all here to make a difference in God's Kingdom. It is a joy to work here.What do you want others to know about you?"
Why are you passionate about Christian Education?
"We have one life to live, and we are here to live it for God and for others. In a Christian school, we can be authentic and discuss/pray about what is really important in life and in the world."
What do you want others to know about you?
"I am married to Doug, a social worker at Zeeland Public Schools, and we have three children who went through Zeeland Christian and Holland Christian. I have spiritually grown the most in my life through my trials. God continually reminds me that He is in control and that He is faithful. I love to teach, and I love my students. In my free time, I enjoy running, reading, and traveling. Time spent with my family, my friends, and my students is a gift."
One life lesson your students have taught you:
"My students have taught me to enjoy the small moments, pray about everything, and to be positive."