Years at OCCS: 2007-to present
Education Background: BA in elementary education with a reading endorsement from Dordt College.
Professional Experience: From 1999-2000 I taught Kindergarten at Hospers Christian School. Then from 2000-2003 I taught a combination class of 3rd and 4th grade at Hospers Christian. In 2007 I became the K-5 P.E. teacher and taught that for four years. In 2011 I went back to full time teaching and taught fifth grade. In 2012 I switched to second grade and am currently still teaching second grade.
Family: My husband Nick and I live here in Orange City. Nick works at Noteboom Oil Co. as a sales manager and also spends time farming with his dad. We have two sons and one daughter. Our family loves camping, spending time outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.
Faith Statement: I feel so blessed to be a part of the OCCS staff. The Christian atmosphere that surrounds us every day is such a blessing. I feel being a teacher is a high calling that God has given to me. Each day I am entrusted with others' children to teach, guide, and help them grow stronger in their faith.