Head of School
At Zeeland Christian School Since: 2017
Years in Christian Education: 25+
B.A., Elementary Education, Spring Arbor University;
M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kentucky;
Ed.D (currently enrolled), Educational Leadership, University of Michigan.
What do you love about Zeeland Christian?
"I love the that the foundation of Zeeland Christian School is in our relationships, our common commitment, and our desire to see all children to be known and loved."
Why are you passionate about Christian Education?
"Christian Education allows us to educate the whole child. We are able to partner with parents as they seek to raise their children to be men and women of God."
One life lesson your students have taught you:
"As I work with students, I am reminded of the childlike faith which Jesus calls each of us to in Matthew 18:3. Our students are drawn to express their faith in Christ through kindness and acts of service, inspiring me to do the same."
What do you want others to know about you?
"I am so thankful for Christian leaders who came alongside me in my childhood and teenage years, seeing me not only for who I was, but who I could become in Christ. As they saw these gifts in me, they committed to giving the time and energy needed to help me develop. Now, as a parent, it is our desire to surround our children with followers of Christ who will do the same for them as others did for me."