I live in Holland with my husband, two wonderful children and two adopted cats. I graduated from Hope College with majors in Spanish and education and minors in English and philosophy. I received my MA in Spanish Literature and Linguistics from Western Michigan University and have been teaching Spanish for the past 19 years in both Illinois and Michigan. I am deeply thankful that God lead me to Holland Christian Middle School to serve as the Spanish teacher, where my faith can be woven into my work and I can share my love of the Spanish language and culture with your precious children. Outside of work, my passions are reading, writing, gardening, cooking (but no baking!) and exploring new restaurants and natural beauty spots with my family.