Mrs. Kirsten Terborg

Education Background:

I graduated with a BA in Elementary Education with an emphasis on Language Arts from Calvin College. I have taken graduate courses at Western Michigan University and Grand Valley with an emphasis in the areas of counseling as well as best practices in general education.

Teaching Experience:

Since being hired in 1994, I have taught 3rd and 4th grade at GHCS. I serve as the theme coordinator at GHCS as well as organize all-school chapels and family groups.

Personal Biography:

I have been married to my husband Doug since 2004.  We are the proud parents of 4 furry felines.  In my spare time I enjoy volunteering at Crash’s Landing, a cat rescue haven in Grand Rapids Michigan. 

Students will also attest to the fact that I love going to art fairs to purchase jewelry that often makes its way into my lessons. Reading in the backyard during summer months and attending theater events are pastimes both my husband and I enjoy doing together.

Integration of Faith in the Classroom:

Teaching from a Christian perspective is a responsibility and blessing. My faith must permeate the way I instruct my students. It is my responsibility to show them that God is alive in all of creation. God has created the Bible, math, social studies, science, and language arts. God has His fingerprints over everything. We are detectives that must stop and take notice of how He made an impact.

It is a blessing to guide each of my students to discover their God given gifts, talents, and interests. As I strive to connect to each one of my students, I learn the unique ways God has created their minds to operate. This allows me to shape my teaching to meet their understanding. Building relationships of trust with each one of my children allows me to guide them in their understanding of God and how He is speaking to them.

Fun Fact:

I played the part of Lucy in a elementary production of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” when I was in 3rd grade. My favorite line that I can still remember saying was, “Charlie Brown, don’t be so wishy-washy!” P.S. I still have the little red dress that I wore!