I am excited to be part of the Allendale Christian School community for this school year as a 4th grade teacher. I grew up about an hour north of Grand Rapids in Lakeview, MI. My parents currently reside in Lakeview, while my sister and brother-in-law live in Cedar Springs. I look forward to this fall as I will become an aunt for the first time. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, hiking, camping, and being active!
After graduating high school, I attended Calvin College where I graduated in December 2013. My major was in Elementary and Special Education with a concentration in integrated science. My internship experiences included Grand Rapids Public Schools (4th/5th grade) and Van Dellen Christian – Denver Christian Schools (4th grade). For the spring semester of 2014, I was employed as a Special Education Paraprofessional with Hudsonville Public Schools. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to teach at ACS!
I believe that we are made in the image of God and are in constant need of His grace. I want to inspire, engage, and equip children to become adults who have servant hearts working for God’s kingdom. I want to instill in children a desire to know God and to follow Christ as they live their lives. I consider it a gift to teach God’s children and to learn about God’s love with them.