Additional experience: BA Calvin College/elementary and physical education; paraprofessional; sensory coordinator; 7th grade girls basketball coach
I receive joy through the variety of students I get to work with in the ESS room. Each student has their own unique gifts and way of learning. Having coached middle school soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball and track, and as the AD, I find it rewarding to see students working hard to develop their God-given gifts, improving their skills, and working as a team. I enjoy watching all kinds of sports and I see a great variety of them watching the West Side Christian middle school athletes! Teaching PE to the youngest students is a great opportunity to teach them about all the amazing things their bodies can do. My husband Todd and I are both graduates of West Side Christian, as are our two children. We enjoy spending time at our cabin on the Little Manistee River and riding quads and a dune buggy on the trails up there. Our family loves being active, whether it is up north or in our backyard swimming pool (we live in the house I was raised in because I couldn’t live without the pool!). It is a privilege to be part of the West Side Christian School family.