1st Grade Teacher - Traditional
Years at Zeeland Christian: 26
Years in Christian Education: 26
B.S. - Calvin College
What do you love about Zeeland Christian?
"The best thing I love about teaching at ZCS is being able to share God's stories with my students as well as beginning to "hide God's word in their hearts". I also love the time spent in devotions with the other teachers at ZCS."
Why are you passionate about Christian Education?
"I love being able to relate everything we teach to our Christian faith and our creator."
What do you want others to know about you?
"My husband and I have been married for 31 years. We have 4 children a daughter (Leah) and 3 sons (Josh, Aaron, and Noah) and a son-in-law (Tom) and daughter-in-law (Eloisa). I love to garden, read and be outside. I was raised in a Christian home, attended Holland Christian Schools as well as Calvin College. I taught preschool at Zion Lutheran Preschool for a few years and then came to Zeeland Christian. I taught preschool. Moved into kindergarten and am currently teaching first grade. I have had the blessing of being raised by Godly parents who modeled to their 6 children the importance of being involved in a church family, family devotions, Bible study, praying, and choosing Christian education no matter the financial sacrifices."
What is a life lesson you have learned from your students?
"After teaching for many years, my students have taught me many things. One important lesson my students have taught me is that EVERY child is unique and EVERY child can be used by God for his purpose."