Additional experience: BA Calvin College/music education and elementary education; graduate work at Western Michigan University, University of Michigan, and Grand Valley State University; fifth grade teacher at West Side Christian; beginning – intermediate piano teacher
I am inspired by SUCCESS, just like my students! When they are successful learners, I feel inspired and motivated. Their creativity and joy in the process is also very motivating. I find joy in the collaborative community of students, colleagues and parents all working together to attain a common goal -- WSCS is a very supportive community. I also love that every day is new and unpredictable, because kids are! There is no danger of boredom in the endeavor of education. I also find great joy in sharing the love of Jesus in so many ways, including laughing, working, and singing together! I believe ALL students can learn, so my goal is that each child learn to their full potential, learn of their value as God's precious creature, learn of their place in His kingdom, and learn the academics needed to serve God fully in his world here on earth as we work together to transform this world. I enjoy music, knitting, reading, camping, biking, traveling, and I have three children and love being a grandmother.