Additional experience: BS Grand Valley State University/elementary & special Education; MA Western Michigan University & Michigan State University; emotionally & mentally impaired special education teacher in the Grand Rapids Public School; kindergarten, first grade teacher at WSCS
Being a part of the academic growth and development of the children at West Side Christian School is so rewarding, and cultivating and encouraging their spiritual growth as children of God is so gratifying. Goals for the children in my classroom include using their God-given abilities the best they can, making the choice to always walk with Jesus with their words and actions, serving others, and appreciating and caring for the world we are blessed with. I always enjoy bringing new ideas, strategies, and techniques into the classroom to provide students with the best understanding of skills and concepts – which means I get to keep learning too! I attended West Side Christian School from kindergarten through ninth grade, my two daughters went through West Side Christian, and my grandson went to preschool here too! Outside of school, I enjoy bird watching, reading, biking, and baking.