I am blessed to be a part of the GCCS staff! I began teaching here in 1999 as a half-day kindergarten teacher. I moved to first grade 5 years ago. Before teaching at Grandville Christian School, I taught first grade for three years in Whitinsville, MA, I taught for two years at Zeeland Christian and then taught fourth grade for three years in California. I took a few years off to be with my children before coming to teach at GCCS.
I attended Calvin College where I earned both my bachelors degree and my masters degree in the teaching of reading.
My husband, Russ, is an engineer at GE Aviation. We have three children, a son who is also an engineer, a daughter at Hope College and a son who attends Calvin Christian High School. As a family we love soccer, camping and hiking.
My favorite verse is one that I pray for my children and my students: Jeremiah 29:11. For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.