I grew up as a pastor’s daughter and lived in several states out west during my childhood. I came to Calvin College in Grand Rapids where I met my husband Brent. We live in Jenison and have two daughters; Katie and Alyssa. We love biking with our kids and traveling to different parts of the US and Canada.
I graduated high school from Denver Christian before coming to Calvin College to receive my teaching certificate in Special Education. I later went to Grand Valley to get my masters degree in Learning Disabilities. I taught 2nd grade at Lamont Christian as well as at Hillcrest School in Jos, Nigeria before coming to Allendale Christian in 2007.
I believe all of us are created in God’s image and that each students should be seen as a child of God. I also believe that each child is a unique learner and can be successful lifelong learner.