My name is Colleen Ames and I am delighted to teach first grade! I grew up right here in West Michigan and attended GVSU where I graduated with a degree in Psychology with an emphasis in early childhood. Professionally, I’ve worked as a Branch Manager at LMCU and most recently as the Volunteer Coordinator for Grand Rapids First Church. I’ve had the privilege to serve as a mentor, youth leader and in the children’s ministry of our church. I live in Hudsonville with my husband, Nick, and 3 great kids, Ethan, Emma, and Graham. I love traveling, spending time with family, and being outdoors! I have a true passion for kids and I am excited and honored to teach for FA!