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Courtney Ippel

WWW 4th Grade

My name is Courtney Ippel. I graduated from Calvin College with a degree in Elementary Education and a focus on the areas of science and language arts.  For several years, I worked in the Grand Rapids area as a middle school science and language arts teacher.  After our first child was born, I came home to raise and homeschool our family. J.J. (11), Carter (9), Rylee (6), and Zander (4) keep us busy and active, along with our newest addition, a Vizsla puppy (5 months). My husband and I have been married for 16 years, and we live in Hudsonville. For fun, our family enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and all things outdoors (except mosquitos!). 


In the past few years, I've moved into the role as the Youth Director of our church, where I run our middle school ministry.  I love working with youth and helping them to see all that God has in store for them!  I'm passionate about raising up the next generation to love the Lord and build His kingdom.


I'm excited to be back in a classroom setting here at FA this year.  Our children have been attending FA for the past 3 years, and we find it to be such a blessing to our homeschooling journey.