B.S. Calvin College
Hi, my name is Brad Sall and I am the 7th and 8th grade science teacher at West Side Christian School as well as a 7th grade homeroom Bible teacher.
I was born and raised in Hudsonville just southwest of Grand Rapids. I attended Hudsonville Christian Elementary and Middle School before moving on to Unity Christian High School. Following high school I went to the greatest of West Michigan's DIII colleges, Calvin College. At Calvin I played 4 years of basketball for the Knights and earned my degree in the areas of biology and secondary education.
I married my high school crush (even though we never dated in high school) in June of 2007. Kara is also a teacher. She teaches health, physical education, and Spanish at Holland Christian High School.
I love sports and I love God's creation. Specifically I enjoy playing basketball, softball, and volleyball. I also enjoy snowboarding, hiking, cycling, and basically anything else that can get me outside to enjoy God's creation.
How God led me to become a teacher is probably more complex than I realize. However, looking back I can pinpoint a few places in my life where God was steering me to where I am today. I knew at a very young age that I loved the outdoors and loved creation. I remember wading through the creek in our backyard for hours a day catching bugs, frogs, turtles, snakes, and fish, examining them and just being fascinated with them. Then in high school I loved coaching youth basketball camps so much that I realized God was calling me to work with His children in education. In terms of what to educate God's children in, it was probably the days of wading through the creek and the countless hours of watching Most Extreme, Myth Busters, Planet Earth, How It's Made, and other wonderful programming by the Discovery Channel or Animal Planet that led me to the obvious choice of the study of God's magnificent creation!
I chose to teach at a Christian school because it would be very difficult for me to teach about God's magnificent creation without mentioning its Creator.
One of my favorite Bible passages is Psalm 19, especially the beginning, "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard."