I received a certificate in early childhood development from Crafton Hills college while I observed and aided for Redlands Christian School. I then taught two years at a Lutheran Preschool. I attended Hope Christian School from Kindergarten through 9th grade. What a blessing those years where to me. It was my hope that God would lead me back into HCS as a teacher. I feel it is a great privilege to be teaching these children in our own Protestant Reformed School, especially in my hometown!
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 and 2. 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. Teaching is in my blood… I come from a family of teachers, having had 2 grandparents and my father to follow in the teaching arena. 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.
New to both California and teaching, I took up a 6-8th grade teaching position in January, 2019. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Dordt College in Northwest Iowa, where I grew up. My parents, Lyle and Mary Van Ravenswaay, are both teachers, and so is my older sister. In my free time, I enjoy going on hikes with my husband and our dog. I love spending time with children, and find it a true blessing to have the opportunity to teach them.
I was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. I attended the Parkland Immanuel Christian from Kindergarten to Grade 12, graduating in 2014. I enrolled in the Education Transfer Program at Macewan University and after two years, successfully transferred to the University of Alberta. I graduated in the spring of 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, majoring in Social Studies and minoring in the Biological Sciences. I got married in the summer of 2018 and began work as the high-school teacher in Redlands shortly thereafter.
High School Spanish
I was born and raised in West Michigan. After graduating from Covenant Christian High School (CCHS), I went on to Grand Valley State University to major in Spanish and minor in Mathematics with a focus on secondary education. Upon getting my teaching degree, I taught for CCHS first in person and then via live stream from Northern Ireland, where I have lived since 2013 with my husband. We have two young children and attend Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Ballymena. In 2018 I started teaching Spanish for Hope Christian School in Redlands. It truly is a blessing to have this chance to do what I love with the support of others who see the importance of good Christian education.
Carisa den Hartog
PE: Kindergarten, Grades 3-8
High School Interim PE
Carisa is a wife and mother and member of HPRC Redlands. She has a love for children and teaching, especially Physical Education. She has taught PE to various grades at HCS for several years. She currently teaches PE to kindergarten and grades 3-12 at HCS.
Art: Grades 5-8
Lorianne is a wife and mother and member of HPRC Redlands. She has a love for Christian education and has taught art and music classes to various grades at HCS for many years. She also coordinates and directs the annual Spring Program.