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Rebekah Wierenga


I’ve wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember. My mom told me that already at 3 years old I was setting up school for my dolls. I chose high school because I liked the higher level thinking ability and tremendous potential of high school students; plus, I just love teenagers. I graduated from Calvin College in 1991 with my B.A.; I received my M.A.T. from Calvin in 1998. I married Scott Wierenga in 1990; our kids are all married and “adulting” quite successfully. Our daughter and her family are here in town; our son and daughter-in-law live in Philadelphia, and our Hong Kong son Eddie, who started as an international student at SC as a junior and has hung around ever since, and his wife live in New Jersey.   In our empty nester life, my husband and I enjoy traveling, camping, reading, and hanging out at our place in Saugatuck. Little known facts: my worst job ever was salting deer hides during my parents’ deer processing business in the fall, which paid for our Christian school tuition; I minored in Latin and am certified to teach it (although it’s been 30+ years since I’ve read any); I collect nutcrackers, and I have way more of them than anyone should have; my favorite book of all times is To Kill a Mockingbird; my favorite movie of all times is The Sound of Music.

Faith Statement

Next to salvation, one of God’s greatest gifts to humans was the desire and ability to communicate. I love marveling with students at the great gift this is, and I am humbled by the opportunity to walk with them in their journey of learning that their words matter and can be used to serve both their heavenly Father and others. I hope my students leave my classroom remembering my love for God, my love for them, and my love of the English language.

Registrar, English Teacher