I graduated from Calvin College in 2005 with a degree in Special Education. From there I worked in a charter school for 14 years in a Resource Room setting for students with various disabilities. Here I continued my love for coaching in basketball, volleyball, and cross country. I went on to earn my Master’s Degree in the area of Autism from Oakland University. Most recently I was teaching in a self-contained room for children with autism.
I grew in Jenison, MI, where I spent most of my time outside in the lake or playing sports. I’ve enjoyed being active and seeing God’s beautiful creation. I met my husband at Calvin and we have two daughters, who currently attend Ada Christian School. Together we enjoy camping, playing games, biking, hiking, playing sports, traveling, and being around friends and family.
I feel extremely fortunate and look forward to working at Ada Christian School this year as an Inclusion Specialist. I feel I’ve been called by God to teach, to love and support His children, to guide them, and to help them discover their own God-given gifts. It is a privilege to work at Ada Christian School.