Mary Ellen Van Dyk

Mary Ellen Van Dyk

Third Grade - Traditional

Years at Zeeland Christian: 26 years

Years in Christian Education: 30 years


Bachelor's degree from Calvin College,

Master's degree from Purdue University

What do you love about Zeeland Christian?

I love being able to share God, his creation, and his word with my students throughout the day. I love seeing this awareness grow in them personally as the year progresses.

Why are you passionate about Christian Education?

I am passionate about Christian Education because it allows me to teach children about Christ and His love and sacrifice for us.

What do you want others to know about you?

ZCS has been a second home to me for the past 30 years as a wife, mother, and teacher. My husband and I had the unique opportunity to work here together for many years as teacher and administrator. We have been blessed to have our three children attend ZCS and we now have five grandchildren attending. I love to be outside whenever possible and enjoy running, biking, and gardening.

One life lesson your students have taught you:

Young students pray without ceasing for prayer requests of their classmates.  They have such a strong trust in answered prayers.  I, too, should model their faith.