Rachele Rylaarsdam

Rachele Rylaarsdam

School Social Worker

I am a member of the Educational Support Services team. As a licensed Social Worker, I promote social skills and friendship among the students at Grandville Christian School. I also have the privilege of working with teachers to support students facing social emotional challenges that may affect relationships and availability for learning. After earning a BSW from Dordt College, I worked at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital as a pediatric medical social worker. One of my biggest adventures was living in Nigeria for 9 months. In 2002 I co-founded Polka Dot Garden Preschool, where I had the joy of teaching for 12 years. Recently, I received training in Social Thinking curriculum and I am currently working toward a M.Ed in School Counseling.

My husband David and I have three children. Traveling, hiking, camping, cooking and time with family and friends are a few of my favorite blessings!

Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”

 …amazing God…amazing love!

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