Yajaira Ruiz

Yajaira Ruiz

First-grade teacher - Spanish Immersion

Years at Zeeland Christian: 7

Years in Christian Education: 7


BA Management and MA Human Resources

What do you love about Zeeland Christian?

I love the atmosphere. I love my colleagues.

Why are you passionate about Christian Education?

Teaching is like gardening: we work hard, plant seeds (God words), to water (Our love for them), to harvest (see them to growth). The truth is that not always we as teachers can see that growth, but in all of that, I believe in my heart that I CAN do something, even if it is just as little as a plant a seed or as simple as water it. I am helping someone (a child of God) to grow academically, socially but most important spiritually. Building someone that loves Jesus to make this a better World

What do you want others to know about you?

We are a family of four. Angel my husband, Alejandro the oldest, Amanda the youngest and me. We live in Holland, MI since 2010 when we moved from Puerto Rico. We are a family who loves God our Creator, Jesus our Savior and the Holy Spirit our Advocate.

One life lesson your students have taught you:

I have learned how to persevere and be patient.