School Home Collaborative K-5th-grade
Years at Zeeland Christian: 2
Years in Christian Education: 10
B.A. Elementary Education- Calvin College
Masters of Education (focus in Literacy)- Calvin College
What do you love about Zeeland Christian?
I love the community that ZCS has built! This is the fourth Christian school I have taught in, but ZCS has been the one in which I feel the most at home. It is such a welcoming and supportive community to work in!
Why are you passionate about Christian Education?
I love Christian Education because school is about so much more than academics. School is a place where kids figure out who they are and build sometimes life-long relationships. I love that we get to teach kids that they are children of God and that he has a special purpose for their lives.
What do you want others to know about you?
I grew up in Muskegon where I attended Christian schools my whole life. Then I went on to Calvin College where I met my husband, Michael. We have now been married for 10 years and we currently live in Holland. We have a little dog named Bella, who is truly our fur-baby! Together we love to go camping, play games, and spend time with friends and family. In my spare time, I like to crochet, take on projects around the house, and I am a huge Red Wings and Tigers fan! My life journey has been full of twists and turns, but I live by my favorite verse: "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
What is one life lesson you have learned from your students?
I love spending so much time with my students because they have taught me how important it is to find joy in the journey! I love their excitement and ability to find so much joy in the little things. They truly bring a smile to my face every day!