Although I am a Lynden High School alum, I “crossed the tracks” and began working at Lynden Christian as a High School English teacher in 2017. I graduated from Whitworth University with a degree in Secondary Education / English Language Arts and a minor in English Language Learning.

2017 was a big year, because I also married my high school sweetheart (and LC rival), Levi VanderYacht. Our family is completed by our dog, Brooks, and we spend a lot of our time off hiking/walking with her and enjoying God’s beautiful creation. Another joy of my life is sports. In the spring, my time is spent as an assistant coach for the LC softball team, in the summer, I enjoy playing slow pitch with a group of friends, and in the fall, we enjoy attending high school as well as WSU Cougar football games (go cougs!).

I love English because I have always been intrigued by stories. Every year, I look forward to getting to know my students and watching God’s stories unfold in their lives. I am grateful for the opportunity to teach, learn, inspire, and grow alongside my students.