Years at OCCS: 18 years
Educational Background: BA from Dordt College
Professional Experience: I taught 3 years in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades at Mount Vernon Christian School in Mount Vernon, Washington. I then taught 4 years in a 2nd and 3rd grade combination classroom at Sheldon Christian School in Sheldon, IA. For the last 18 years I have been at OCCS, one year in 1st grade and 17 years in Kindergarten.
Family: My husband, Rob, works at EZ-liner Industries in Orange City. We have 3 children. Noah is 20 and a sophomore at Dordt College, Chloe is 17 and a senior at Unity Christian, and Isaac is 14 and in 8th grade at OCCS.
Faith Statement: The reason I teach at OCCS is because this is where God is using me. I am confident that the Lord has called me to teach and is using me to train His children to be disciples for Him. Christian Education gives children the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of God's creation. I am very fortunate to teach at a school where teachers and parents work together to prepare students to humbly and obediently serve God and their neighbors. I feel very blessed to be a teacher at OCCS. It is a joy for me to be in the classroom with my students!