When the doors of Hope Christian School opened back in 1975 I was a mere ten-year-old student and my future husband Gary a fourteen-year-old student. My husband and I later had the privilege of watching our four children grow and thrive through their years of godly instruction here. Knowing the blessing that this school has been for us both as students and as parents, I was thrilled when in 2010 I was given the privilege of walking through her doors in yet another capacity, this time as the new kindergarten teacher. May God daily grant me the wisdom and heart for this special calling.
I received a BA from the University of Northern Colorado in 1979 and began teaching grades K through 4 at Hope Christian School that September. I taught for 5 years before leaving to care for my family. The fall of 2003 I returned to teach kindergarten at Hope. After four years of teaching kindergarten I moved to teaching multiple grades and currently teach grades 1 through 3. I enjoy the challenge of teaching beginning learners. Their eagerness for learning is a true joy.
I was born in Grand Rapids, MI, but moved to California at an early age, where I attended Hope Christian School in Redlands, then went on to Yucaipa High School. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from the University of Redlands in 2000. My teaching career at Hope Christian School began in 1999, where I have taught a variety of grades from 3rd through 6th. In 2012, I became administrator and continue to enjoy the various duties of my calling as teacher.
I was born in Hudsonville, MI and attended Heritage Christian School and Covenant Christian High School. After graduating from Covenant, I attended Calvin College and graduated in the spring of 2007 with a BA in secondary education. I majored in mathematics and minored in geography. I also completed my master’s degree in educational leadership at Calvin College in 2013. Before coming to Hope Christian School, I taught four years at Heritage Christian School and four years at Covenant Christian High School.