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Gwen Sikkema


I received my BA in music education from Calvin College and taught at West Side Christian for 5 years; directing 3 bands and teaching music education classes. I started at South Christian as a paraprofessional in January of 2005, was hired as head of the resource room in 2009 and received my Masters Degree in Learning Disabilities from Calvin College in 2010. I am married to Keith Sikkema who is a RN at the Ionia Correctional Facility. We have 3 grown children, all of whom are married, and 10 grandchildren. In my free time, I am passionate about spending time with my grandchildren; I also love to read, garden, sew, and decorate.

Faith Statement

It is my faith in the Lord that has brought me to South Christian. After resigning from teaching at West Side and having other opportunities for employment, I did not see myself returning to education. I now know that the Lord leads where He wants us to go. He led me back to teaching with a new direction entirely. Now, instead of directing a band of 50 students, I work one on one with students and enjoy it immensely. It is true that when we go where He wants us to go, it is there that we will be happiest.

Resource Room Teacher