I am a 1994 graduate of Holland Christian. In 1998, I graduated with a B.A. in humanities and an elementary education certification from Hope College. In 2002 I received my M.A. from Western Michigan University. Since my college graduation in 1998, I have been teaching at Holland Christian in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade levels. I have been married to Kelly since 1998, and we have three children. As a family we love Christian music, camping, and a variety of sports.
As a Christian educator, I understand and acknowledge that every child is made in the image of God. It is my job to respect each one, develop a personal relationship with them, and nurture them in their walk with Christ. Daily, I try to let my students see Jesus in me and feel His love for them coming through me.