Dear 3rd Graders, My deep hope for you is that you know God’s love and value your unique part in our learning community. I pray that you use your gifts to help make God’s world a better place.
In 1986, I graduated from Calvin College with a B.A. degree in elementary education. My first 2 ½ years of teaching, I taught first grade here at Allendale Christian School. Following that, I stayed at home with our two daughters and also did some substitute teaching. When our youngest daughter began school, I started teaching preschool here at Allendale Christian. After teaching preschool for 10 years I felt called to make a change to 3rd grade. I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to teach at Allendale Christian School. It is a wonderful family to be a part of.
My husband and I both grew up in Jenison. We both attended Jenison Christian and Unity Christian High School. We now live in Hudsonville. We have been blessed with two wonderful daughters Lindsay and Meghan. Our daughters are both married, so we have added 2 wonderful sons, Patrick and Tom to the family. We really enjoy and keep busy doing various activities with our daughters and their husbands. Spending time with family is a priority for us. We also enjoy golfing, walking, biking and going to sporting events, especially for University of Michigan- go blue! We are members of South Harbor Church and are actively involved there.