I graduated from Calvin College with a BA in Elementary Education and earned my Master’s Degree from Michigan State University as I began my teaching career. My first opportunity was teaching First Grade at Hudsonville Christian School for 3 years until our first child was born. While raising 4 great kids with my husband I was an “at home mom” writing curriculum for the CRC/RCA, subbing at GHC, volunteering and leading worship at church, and tutoring children after school and in the summer. I’ve taught preschool at GHC since 1991! Which means I’m now teaching my earlier students’ children; the next generation of Young Explorers! And, we have been blessed with four wonderful grandchildren of our own! My husband, Bob, is a former principal of GHC and now one of the Pastors at Covenant Life Church in GH. We enjoy leading study trips to Israel and Greece, and following our kids around the world to Azerbaijan, Spain, Italy, and Honduras! In the summer you’ll find us reading out on the tri-toon, or tubing with the grandkids out on the lake! What a thrill to track God’s faithfulness through the generations! We love celebrating His miracles all around us as we watch caterpillars transform into butterflies, and learn something amazing about Him, our Savior, our Keeper, our Joy Giver, for every letter in the alphabet! All good things point to Him and He knows each of our names! Not being able to acknowledge and worship God as Lord in all the teachable moments of our days, would be an incomplete education for our children!