Second-Fifth Grade - Mandarin FLES
Years at Zeeland Christian: 5
Years in Christian Education: 5
B.A. from Rice University,
M.A. in Educational Ministries from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
Chinese K-12 Teacher Certification through Calvin College.
What do you love about Zeeland Christian?
Zeeland Christian School is a unique place, where teachers and students can live out their faith in an environment where all kinds of teachers and learners are embraced. I love the staff that I work with and I love to see students learning world languages from a young age.
Why are you passionate about Christian Education?
As a teacher, I am thankful that I can fully and openly live out my relationship with Jesus as I teach and interact with students, coworkers, and parents. In a Christian school, I can not only teach my subject but also strive to help my students grow spiritually and integrate their Christian faith into everything we learn about and do in the classroom.
What do you want others to know about you?
I have been married to Case Rynsburger for 17 years and we have four children. I learned Mandarin Chinese through living in China for six years, where my husband and I did mission work.
One life lesson your students have taught you:
Every person is precious and uniquely gifted by God to line out His purpose for his or her life.