Second-grade - Traditional
Years at Zeeland Christian: 5
Years in Christian Education: 5
Elementary Education, Integrated Science, Communications, and Early Childhood from Calvin College.
Working towards my Masters through Grand Valley's Educational Technology Program.
What do you love about Zeeland Christian?
I love to watch children come to know and love their Creator. That is hands down the best part of my job. I see great importance in helping kids understand that they are seen, heard, known and immensely loved by Him. The Holy Spirit is overwhelmingly active at ZCS through its administration, students, families, and teachers which makes ZCS an incredible place to work.
Why are you passionate about Christian Education?
I am passionate about Christian Education because living for Jesus and loving the people he has made are the most important roles we play as His disciples. Seeing God is all that we learn, watching children become more in awe of who God is, and giving them Jesus every day is something I can do and speak of openly here at ZCS. Partnering with parents to train up their children in the way of the Lord is an amazing opportunity.
What do you want others to know about you?
I have a passion for Biblical History and share this information often with my students. They will tell you that Mrs. Swartz LOVES maps and Israel! If I could pack them in a plane and take them there I most certainly would! When studying the story and land of the Bible I can most certainly say that I have "tasted and seen that the Lord is good." Ps. 34:8
One life lesson your students have taught you:
My students continually teach me to have grace upon grace. Have you noticed that children offer so much grace to others? They are particularly gifted in this area and show me Jesus every day.