I graduated from SCHS in 1984 and attended Calvin College. I always knew I wanted to continue my education in the sciences, but was unsure of what specific direction I would go in science. A volunteer tutoring opportunity during my 3rd year of college helped me come to know that I wanted to use my science background in the field of education. By the time I graduated from Calvin College in 1989 I had a major in biology, and nearly a second major in chemistry, as well as a major in secondary education. My first three years as a teacher were spent at Dutton Christian Middle School. Then, in 1992, when South Christian became a four-year school, I began teaching 9th grade science and chemistry in the Community at SCHS. I have been here ever since. I am married to Dave Haagsma. Together we have four children. We attend Heritage Christian Reformed Church in Byron Center. Our family enjoys camping together and taking extended road trips. (We have driven straight through to Key West . . . twice!)