Mrs. Julie VanOordt Second Grade
My husband Kevin and I have been married for 31 years. Kevin is a systems analyst at Steelcase. We have two daughters. Erin graduated from Hope College and is a nurse at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in the NICU. She was a medical missionary nurse in Guatemala with Paradise Bound Ministries for two years. She was just married in August! Kara graduated from Hope College with majors in psychology and religion. She is married to Kelly, who is a teacher. She is the Children’s Ministries Director at Christ Memorial Church. As a family, we love all sports, either playing them or watching them. We also love to camp and go to Florida for spring vacation. We are members at Hager Park Reformed Church and are involved in many activities. I teach Sunday school, serve on the Service Evangelism Team, lead mission trips to Guatemala, sing on the praise team, and am the Worship Elder.
In 1985, I graduated from HOPE COLLEGE with a B.A. in Education. I had a triple major – regular education (K-8) and special education (K-12) for both learning disabilities and emotional impairments. I also have my endorsement in mental impairments. I taught for three years in Greenfield, Wisconsin in a multi-categorical classroom, and then I taught for the Christian Learning Center for 18 years, ten at Hudsonville Christian Elementary School, and eight years at Allendale Christian School in the Resource Room. This is my tenth year teaching regular education at Allendale Christian School.
God created each child uniquely, in his image. I feel so blessed that I am able to fulfill my love for God and His children by faithfully serving Him at Allendale Christian School. By working in partnership with other teachers, board members, and parents, I am able to provide a Christ-centered education for all my students, developing their unique gifts and talents for use in the classroom and out in the world today. Every day is a gift from God! I pray that God can and will use me to equip his children for service in our world today!
What better way can you spend each day than to teach at ACS!