My husband, Dave, and I have lived in Holland since 1989. I graduated from Calvin College in 1988 with a degree in Special Education and Elementary Education. I also hold a certification in pastoral counseling. Dave and I are the parents of six sons and find our greatest joy in parenting them! I taught for the Holland Christian school system for eight years before choosing to stay at home with my children for many years. I have taught for the Holland Christian Homeschool Connection for seven years and am very excited to teach for Friday Addition (on Thursdays) this fall. I have always told my students that the two most important things to know about me are that I love the Lord and I love teaching. I pray that my love for Jesus shines through in my words and actions with my students.