Years at OCCS: 1978- to present
Education Background: BA in Elementary Education from Dordt College and over 30 credited courses from various educational agencies.
Professional Experience: (33 yrs) From 1976-1979 I taught 1st-3rd grades at the Sibley Christian School. In the fall of 1978 I started teaching at OCCS. I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Kindergarten, 6th and am now the librarian. I also was a Para-professional at Sioux Center School for 9 years in the Kindergarten program.
Family: My husband Daryl and I have three children, Danelle, 33, single and working at Omaha, Nebraska. Dane, 31, married to Rachel Kramer, lives in Orange City. Dorinda, 25, married to Sam Wetselaar and lives in Okinawa, Japan. Daryl and I love to garden and read. We live in Sioux Center, Ia.
Faith Statement: Faith is a feeling of security, trusting in a God that never changes, knowing that He will be there and give you what you need. Faith is knowing that Christ died for your sins and has saved you. Faith is His Spirit giving you the direction you need and giving you peace of mind. Faith is the commitment a Christian has once you have given your life to God. It means taking the necessary steps to ensure God's presence in a world that wants nothing to do with Him. Faith, it is the heartbeat of a Christian. With this faith in place I will strive to be the partner between parent, student and teacher to enhance the learning taking place in the classroom. Books will be chosen to enrich each student and help them in their daily work as well as on a personal level.