I graduated from Calvin College in 1988 with a BA in elementary education. My first teaching experience from 1988-1989 was at Hilton Head Christian Academy where I taught third grade. I then taught second, third, and fourth grade at Cutlerville Christian School during the 17 years I was there. I have been teaching at South Christian since 2006. At South, in the past, I worked with students who are learning English as a second language and I also job coach students in a variety of job situations in the community. Currently, I am enjoying teaching Food classes and Family Living classes. God has blessed me with a marvelous variety of teaching experiences that have been equally enjoyable. I have been married to my husband Rod for 26 years. Rod and I have two daughters with whom we enjoy waterskiing, boating, and swimming. I have a variety of hobbies that include reading, flower gardening, cooking, and hospitality.
I find it a great blessing to teach in a Christian School. Students and their learning are my passion and the fact that I can share my faith with them while working with them is simply amazing. My prayer is that Jesus will live through me and that in some way I might be able to impact each student that I come in contact with for Christ.