I grew up on a MN dairy farm and attended Christian school K-12. I attended Dordt college and graduated in 2001. My husband (Russ) and I lived and taught in the state of Washington for almost 10 years before moving our family to Waupun. We have 3 daughters, all at CWC with one in each wing. When I'm not at school or taking care of household duties, I enjoy boating with the family, sewing, and gardening.
After graduating from Southwest MN Christian High School in Edgerton, MN, I attended Dordt University in Sioux Center, IA, and received a Business Education degree.
WHY CHRISTIAN EDUCATION?
The last ten years of my life have cultivated my appreciation for Christian education. I received a Christian School education starting in Kindergarten and going all the way through college. I never realized the value of this education until I went to work in a more public setting – in fact, a public school. It was in that setting, with so many more worldviews than I had ever imagined, that I realized I had strong beliefs of my own. Those beliefs were based on my knowledge of a Savior who created the world and has a redemption plan for us. It was my family, church, and Christian school that helped nurture my faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ. I’m so glad my parents made the choice, and I’m glad to make the investment for my children as they go through Christian school.
When I moved to Washington, I needed a job. Zillah School District hired me to teach middle school (resource room) Special Education four days before the school year started, and I continued in that for 5 years. I then had the opportunity to teach math for 3 years in the same middle school. Both of my positions over those 8 years allowed me to build relationships with students and show God's love in a public school setting. I also think that experience helped me to be able to celebrate all levels of achievement that our students have.
At CWC, I have taught Math, Bible and Computers to grades 6-9. I currently teach 7th and 8th Math and Bible, Middle School Computers, and am the Technology Coordinator for our 1:1 chromebook program.