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Mary Goslinga
Para-professional
Groups: Middle School,Elementary

I took my teacher training classes at Dordt (College) University.  After graduation, I taught for 4 years (1st-2nd grade) in Hospers Christian School where I met my husband.  After we were married, we lived in Sioux City, IA where I taught for 3 years in the Sioux City Public Schools.  We had 3 children, so I stayed home with them until all of them were in school.  Then I drove for 3 years with the children to Ireton Christian School where I taught 1st-2nd grade.  We moved to Orange City but I taught in ICS for 27 years.  My three children have grown up, married, and all have two children.  Jennifer and Joe live in Minneapolis, MN, Mike and Elizabeth live in Prairie Village, KS, Rachel and Ryan live in Ankeny, IA.  So we need to travel in order to see grandchildren.  I love to play the piano, read books, take walks, and enjoy the grandchildren.  My favorite verse is: Proverbs 3:5-6.  "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."  I have needed to trust many times, but God has been faithful.  Looking back through the years, I have seen God's leading hand quietly guiding me.

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