Grand Haven Christian School



Pilar Vanderstelt

Spanish Immersion Director

Hola! I am Pilar Vanderstelt and I am blessed to serve GHC in the SI program. I was born and raised in Reynosa, Mexico. I graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua with a degree in Pedagogy and the Universidad de Tamaulipas with a Master’s Degree in Human Development.

As a native Spanish speaker, I am passionate about sharing the love I have of Amy language and culture here with the GHC community. My experience in education spans more than 25 years and includes teaching preschool through college. I taught Spanish immersion for five years at Zeeland Christian School and nine years at Muskegon Christian School.

Learning a new language can be intimidating and scary, but also fun! I believe that a cultural, creative, and enthusiastic approach to teaching a language keeps students engaged and motivated.

My favorite activities include spending time with my family and friends, walking, reading, and dancing.


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