Additional experience: BA Trinity Christian College in elementary education; graduate work at MSU, Calvin College, Grand Valley State University; sixth and second grade teacher
There is great joy in first grade! Joy happens when students are learning to read and making math connections! Joy happens when we sing praises to Jesus. Joy is working with other teachers and parents who serve God and his people each day. I have pages of academic goals for my students, but my main goal is for them to see Jesus in me and in each other. Pointing their eyes up to heaven is a daily goal! My students certainly motivate me to work harder. Seeing their progress inspires me, but so does their lack of knowledge -- I want them to learn! The teaching staff here at WSCS also inspires me to keep learning and growing as an educator, for we are in a school community that loves to learn about God and his creation. Teaching is a big part of my life, but I am also a wife and mom. I am married to Pastor Roger Groenboom, and we have three children, one of whom is married. Each of my three children had the blessing of attending WSCS. I also love the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Pizza, and reading books!