“Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phillippians 4:4-7

I grew up in Churchill, Montana and attended Manhattan Christian School through to my senior year when we moved to Twin Falls, Idaho where I attended Magic Valley Christian for my last year. I went on to attend Dordt College and graduated in 2004 with my B.A. in elementary education and minor in reading. I was blessed to get a teaching job at Canyonside Christian, near Twin Falls, right away and I taught 3rd grade for four years. I was able to then stay home to raise my kids before going back to teaching in 2014 for a year of preschool.

I happily married my husband Tom right out of college. We have two wonderful children and we love living in Lynden! I am fortunate to have family here and we love spending time together playing games, camping, hiking, and making music.

Teaching is such a wonderful part of my life. I love spending time guiding and observing a child’s growth not only in their day to day life but in their spiritual life. Third grade was my first teaching experience and I loved this age because of their sweet spirits and eagerness to learn and take on more challenges. Now moving on to fourth grade, I can really see how God is forming them into his children as they prepare for middle school. So many exciting things happen in fourth grade and I can’t wait to meet each child as they come through the door.

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