I am a child of the King, loved, forgiven, and saved by grace. My life belongs to Christ alone, and through His power I live to serve Him. I strive to create a classroom environment where students enjoy learning and feel valued, loved, and inspired. I feel blessed to teach at Jenison Christian School, where I can share an educational and spiritual partnership with my students and their families.
I was born in Grand Rapids, MI, and graduated from Grand Rapids Christian High. From Calvin College I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, with a Language Arts major and a Social Studies minor. I graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Master’s Degree in Education, with a Language Arts focus. I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades at Jenison Christian School.
THREE FUN FACTS:
- My family and I love to travel. A few memorable places include Alaska, Turkey, and Spain.
- When I was 8 years old, I won a coloring contest from a pet store, and the prize was a real dog.
- I got married on Friday, the 13th.