Additional experience: BA Calvin College/special education; graduate courses at Michigan State University; former second grade teacher at Sylvan Christian
My goal is that each child feels success. There are educational goals that we must meet before sending them to first grade but more importantly, they need to feel empowered and confident that they can accomplish the tasks put in front of them. Most importantly, I want them to see the plan that God has set in place for them and to see the Bible stories as just the beginning, that they are part of this continuing story. It is amazing how much a kindergartener grows throughout the year. The staff at West Side Christian School is like family and they motivate me every day, doing whatever it takes to support each other and make every child’s experience the best it can be. Outside of school, my favorite activities are reading in my beach chair by Lake Michigan and playing with my two beautiful granddaughters.