Additional experience: BA/Calvin College, MA/Calvin College, Literacy; teacher at National Heritage Academies
It brings me so much joy to see students enjoying learning, and also persevering through difficult situations and reaching those "aha!" moments. I love watching students discover a love of reading and experiencing the wonder of exploring new things through the pages of a book. It’s a privilege to bring my students into the presence of Jesus every day and to learn about and experience Him together in our classroom community. In my free time I love read, especially science fiction, historical fiction, and articles pertaining to new practices in education. I continue to find so many great things to learn and stories to be explored.