Additional experience: BS Calvin College/Elementary Science Education
My teaching inspiration comes from great teachers that I myself have had. In middle school I struggled with anxiety, and it was partly from help from great teachers who cared and took interest in me that I was able to overcome my struggle with anxiety. As a teacher, these experiences allow me to help students who struggle as well.
Romans 1:20 is my theme verse in science class. My goal as a teacher is to help students see evidence of our creator in the world around us. God is an artist and his fingerprints and characteristics show up in every area of creation.
As a science teacher, I also seek to help students understand that the Bible and science are not in competition with one another, and I want to encourage students to ask questions and discover more about the world and about our great God. As we learn more about how the world works we can learn more about him! God gave us the capacity to think and discover and I believe we can honor him through research and discovery.
Beyond teaching, I enjoy golfing, skiing, disc golf, pool, and bowling (and I was a member of the inaugural bowling team at Calvin Christian High School!). I love reptiles, but I cannot stand spiders. I love things with no legs, but really dislike things with too many legs!