Years at OCCS: 2007 - present
Education Background: BA in Elementary Education (Special Education emphasis) from Dordt College: M. A. from Lee University at Cleveland, Tennessee
Professional Experience: From 1989-1995 I taught 6th grade at Redlands Christian School in California. From 1995 - 1998 I taught middle school at Ontario Christian School in Ontario, CA. My husband and I spent approximately 4 years teaching English at a university in China. From 2001 - 2002 I was a family teacher at Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska. From 2002 - 2007 I taught middle school at Calvin Christian School in Edina, MN, serving also in administration there.
Family: My husband, Bruce, is a professor in the communications department at Dordt College. My son, Benjamin, is a senior at Dordt College, and my daughter, Lindsay, is a junior at Unity Christian High School. We enjoy camping, traveling, playing games, and "hanging out" together.
Faith Statement: One of the joys of teaching is sharing my faith and God's word with students. I especially enjoy encouraging middle school students in knowing their Lord more fully and developing their faith walk. I see God's presence and ownership over every part of our lives and hope to show students how God relates to things they are studying. I also strive to show students how they can live lives of discipleship, serving God first with their gifts, and also serving those around them.