Julie Van Dyke
Fifth Grade - Traditional
Years at Zeeland Christian: 3
Years in Christian Education: 3
I have a degree in K-12 Spanish education, with a certificate in history as well.
I also enjoyed getting a minor in linguistics.
I taught 5th-grade Spanish immersion here at ZCS for two years before switching over to traditional 5th grade.
What do you love about Zeeland Christian?
I love how open we can be about our purpose here--to love and serve Jesus Christ. Every subject area comes back to him, and I'm so glad I have the opportunity to share the Gospel with his precious children.
Why are you passionate about Christian Education?
I am passionate about Christian Education because God should be the center of life. There is no way to exclude him from something so important as learning! Proverbs 22:6 says, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."
What do you want others to know about you?
I love Jesus as the Lord and Savior of my life, and I hope that all I do is fueled by the desire to please him. I live in Grandville with my wonderful husband, Jared, who works at Amway in Ada as a project manager. In my free time I love to read, run, hang out with friends, and go for bike rides on Kent Trails.
One life lesson your students have taught you:
I have learned how important relationships are for effective learning.