My deep hope for you, my students, is that you accept Jesus as your Savior and make Him the Lord of your life and that you will know who you are and who you want to be, and that you will strive intentionally to become that person.
I received my degree in elementary education with minors in math and English from Calvin College. I did my practice teaching in Rehoboth, NM and have been teaching at ACS middle school since 2000. I am involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities around school, including keeping the scorebook at girls and boys basketball games, leading Mathcounts, and playing piano for chapels, choir, and anything else that needs a pianist. I work to stay current on educational issues by attending a variety of classes and workshops through different venues.
I grew up in McBain, Michigan, a small but wonderful town 100 miles north of Grand Rapids. I married Ryan in 2007. He is the Service Coordinator at Excel Electric in Grandville. We currently live in Hudsonville and are thoroughly enjoying married life together! In January 2011, we were blessed with the birth of our daughter, Reka. I am actively involved in various ministries at Fairway CRC in Jenison. In my spare time, I enjoy walking, watching sports, traveling, playing piano, cooking/baking, and reading.