“I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.” Phil. 4:13

God’s calling in my life is motivated and supported by three main factors: a love for children and young people, a heart for teaching, and a desire for God’s kingdom to come. That kingdom comes when Christ is King and Lord of my classroom and my office and when He is No. 1 in the lives of our school community. His kingdom comes when all the members are valued and respected and the members who seem weaker are given greater honor. At Lynden Christian Schools, God has given me the privilege of providing opportunities for healing and honor to the members who struggle academically.

I graduated from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. Over the years, my calling to teaching was reinforced by being a mother, by attending many additional college courses, and by several years of teaching and remediation experiences at Ebenezer Christian School and now Lynden Christian School.