2nd Grade

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Jeremiah 29:11

A native of Northwest Iowa, I graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, as well as endorsements in Special Education and Reading. I have been teaching at LC since 2005.


I love teaching second grade! It is a year still filled with a lot of teacher dependence, yet, it’s great to see kids “take off” and begin to make their education their own. My job is to teach, inspire, nurture and love all of the kids that walk through my door every day. At Lynden Christian, we are teaching young minds to seek the heart of God. My prayer for my students is that they would see God's handiwork in all things; the apple orchard as a factory, the life cycle of the pond, the order of numbers in math, whatever we may be learning about, God is there! How awesome it is to think about God's never-ending presence in our lives!


When I’m not teaching, I enjoy blogging, settling Catan, reading, and spending time with family and friends.




ekooistra [at] lyncs.org
(360) 354-5492