3rd Grade afternoons, Trash to Treasure

Wendy Sterk

My name is Wendy Sterk.  I grew up in Vicksburg, MI and went on to WMU and then Northwestern College in Orange City, IA where I earned a degree in Elementary Education.  In 1996 I married my husband, Shane Sterk and began teaching 4th grade in the Vicksburg school district.  During that time I also pursued a Master of Arts degree in Literary Studies.  We also lived in Holland, MI for a few years while Shane attended Western Seminary to earn his Masters of Divinity degree.  In 2005 he was called to pastor a church in West Chicago, IL.  We recently left the suburbs and returned to West Michigan with our 4 children.   


During our 12 years in West Chicago, IL I began homeschooling our own children and also taught a variety of classes at our homeschool co-op.  I especially enjoyed teaching art and STEM classes and enjoy bringing those subjects into my classroom at FA.  I enjoy being outside, riding my bike, sewing, being crafty and cheering on my kids.  As a family we love sports, being active and pizza/movie nights!  We're thrilled to be living in Michigan again and look forward to exploring more of this beautiful state!