I’m so thankful that God has given me this opportunity to be a part of the amazing community at GHC.
Since graduating from Calvin College with my bachelor’s degree in elementary education, I have taught
at the elementary level, spent time at home with my children, taught 2 years of preschool, and served as
a director of Christian childcare centers in the West Michigan area. I have also taken grad classes in
early childhood education from Western Michigan University. God brought me to GHC in the fall of
2020 as a long term sub. In 2021 I was blessed to be hired full time. GHC is an amazing school and I love
working alongside a dedicated, compassionate group of teachers and staff members.
I was raised in Holland and attended Christian schools. Both of my parents were educators in the West
Michigan area. I met my husband Gary, while I was at Calvin College and we were married in 1992. We
are grateful for our three children, now all adults. Our family loves cook-outs, traveling, and hanging out
with our little dog. My husband and I enjoy antique shopping as well as taking MGB rides to the beach.
I have loved getting to know the staff and students at GHC and look forward to continuing to build those
relationships. I feel so blessed to be part of a Christian school where I can share my faith with the kids
each day and point them to our faithful, loving God! It is a joy to worship with my students and help
them hide the Word in their hearts.
I am passionate about incorporating literacy and art into all areas of the curriculum and planning a
variety of activities that resonate with children’s individual learning styles. I want each student to have
a fun, engaging learning experience while soaking in the truth that God is Love and we can put our
whole hope and trust in Him. I am so thankful and blessed to be able to carry out this mission at GHC.
My deep hope for my students is that held by God’s love for you, you’ll be ready to share hope and love with others.