I attended West Side Christian School, Calvin Christian High School and later moved to Kalamazoo to attend Western Michigan University. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. This year marks my 20th year teaching art in one form or another. Over the years I have taught elementary, middle school and college level students. I absolutely love my job and consider it a joy and privilege to teach at Allendale Christian School.
Bringing out the creativity in my students is what I enjoy the most. Watching them work and produce art I am constantly reminded of our creator and the amazing gift of creativity. I am continually awed and impressed by my students love and passion for learning which inspires me to keep learning and growing as well.
I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I meet my husband, Jerry, when I was in high school and we married right after college. We have now been married 21 years and have 3 wonderful boys, ages 11, 12 and 15. When I am not at school teaching I enjoy going to the beach in the summer, skiing in the winter and watching my boys play the many sports they are involved in. We attend Calvary Church and are continually amazed at how God is moving in this wonderful church.