“Be still and know that I am God.” Ps. 46:10a

I grew up in the small town of Wheatfield, Indiana with both parents who were Christian School educators.  I graduated from Illiana Christian High School and went on to Calvin College (now University).  I graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with minors in English and Science. I started my teaching career at Lynden Christian and taught 3rd grade from 2001-2006 and during that time I married Jeff DeJong a local dairy farmer.  I took 15 years off from teaching to care for our 3 kids (Addie, Case and Jess) and learn the role of dairy wife. Since 2020, I was hired on as a Learning Partner for Lynden Christian, then in 2021 a 3rd grade teacher, and now RX therapist and high school Ag teacher, learning new roles as needs arise. I have also coached middle school track and middle school and high school volleyball. I have worn many hats here at LC, but one thing remains constant- my passion for teaching kids about our wonderful Creator God and the world he has given us.

It is an honor to be a part of Lynden Christian Schools. My favorite classroom verse and my deep hope for each student is the same, “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18 “Grow in grace, Serve in love.”

When I am not at school, I am usually chasing my three kids around to different activities. We attend Bethel CRC.  I also enjoy gardening, picking sweet corn, hiking, camping, water sports and traveling to the Midwest to see family and friends.

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