I am thrilled to be in my 3rd year at BCS! I previously taught Kindergarten for 3 years in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and loved every minute of it! However, I love being back in West Michigan as I grew up here and all my family lives in the area. I attended Dordt College, Unity Christian, and Hudsonville Christian. I graduated with an Elementary Education major and endorsements in Reading and Early Childhood Education.
My family is so near and dear to my heart and I love being closer to them! I am the oldest of three siblings. My younger sister, Rachel, manages her own Maurice's store in Muskegon and my younger brother, Brad, is an electrician for Elder's Electric. My amazing mom is an office manager at DeGraaf Interiors in Hudsonville. My dad passed away three years ago...we miss him dearly but know He is in a much better place!
In my spare time I love interior decorating (I recently remodeled my very first home!), baking, and photography. I also love rainy days, a good cup of coffee, and board games!
Teaching is my passion and I am humbled that God has chosen me to instruct and love these precious first graders. We are in for a great year!