Additional Experience:BA Early Childhood Education from Western Michigan University; MA in Family Life Education with an emphasis in Child Development from Western Michigan University
I taught preschool for several years before I made a switch into social work after getting my master's degree. This experience made me love working with the whole family and helping them find their strengths to encourage each member of the family succeed. I was then fortunate to stay home with my children for several years. I am now so blessed to be working with students and families alike at West Side Christian School. My greatest goal when working with all students is for them to know and feel the overwhelming love our Lord has for them and to grow in confidence in being a child of God! I want to help all students see who they are in the Lord and who He has called them to be. Preschool is the first time many young children are away from their parents. My hope is to create a safe and loving environment where preschoolers (and parents!) feel safe to explore, grow in their independence and community with each other. I love watching preschoolers discover the world around them and how it connects to our Creator.
I am married to Rich and have two children, Tyler and LilyAnn. My children are fourth generation West Siders. Outside of school I love to read and spend as much time as possible with my family at the beach!