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Lea Oosterheert
Lea Oosterheert
RtI Director
Groups: Educational Support Services
I am a child of God! I believe in Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior and strive to live for Him each day. I love growing my relationship with Him through prayer, Bible study, worship, and community with fellow believers.  I find great comfort and direction in God’s Holy word, The Bible. I consider it a tremendous joy and responsibility to teach His children every day!
I grew up in West MI and graduated from Unity Christian High School. My teaching degree is from Calvin College, and I have a Masters in Reading and Language Arts from GVSU. Prior to directing the RTI program at JCS, I taught 2nd grade at Calvin Christian and served as a literacy coach in Wyoming and Grand Rapids Public Schools. I am passionate about developing Christ-centered community and helping all students succeed.
  1. I love spending summer weekends at family cottages with my husband and 4 kids!

  2. You can often find me on the soccer field, ball diamond, or basketball court coaching my kids’ teams.

  3. I’m always up for a friendly competition. Family Kan Jam and Wiffle Ball tournaments are favorites!