Our Staff

Joan Blok

                     Kindergarten Teacher


Credentials:  B.A. in Elementary Education with a minor in English and Literature, Augustana College. 


Total Years of Teaching:  20 

Mandy Schipper

                    Kindergarten Teacher


Credentials:  Early Childhood Associates, Grand Rapids Community College.


Total Years of Teaching:  10

Karolien Dingemans

             Kindergarten Bible, K-3rd Art,   

                       Resource Room


Credentials:  B.A. in Elementary Teaching, ​Driestar Educatief.


Total Years of Teaching:  3

Beth Fryling

                      First Grade Teacher


Credentials:  B.A. in Elementary Education with minor in Reading and Integrated Science, Cornerstone University.


Total Years of  Teaching:  8 

Allison Boerkoel

           Second and Third Grade Teacher

 

Credentials:  Associates in Science, Grand Rapids Community College; B.A. in Elementary Education, Covenant College.


Total Years of Teaching:  1

Jacqueline Markus

                 First Grade Bible Teacher

      Second and Third Grade Bible Teacher


Credentials:  B.A. in History with a minor in Language Arts, Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University.


Total Years of Teaching:  41
  

Kaarli Kleppe

             Fourth and Fifth Grade Teacher


Credentials:  B.A. in English/Language Arts with minor in Elementary Education, Grand Valley State University


Total Years of Teaching: 

Lisa Verkaik

            Fourth and Fifth Grade Teacher

 

Credentials:  B.S. in Elementary Education, Calvin College; M.A. in Math/Science, University of Colorado in Denver.


Total Years of Teaching:  7

Tom Kwekel

             Principal/Junior High Teacher


Credentials:  A.S. in Science, Grand Rapids Community College; B.S. in Biology and Education with minors in History and Science, Calvin College; M.A. in Education and Biology, Grand Valley State University. 


Total Years of Teaching:  27  

Steve Timmer

                     Junior High Teacher


Credentials:  B.S. in Science with a minor in Mathematics, Western Michigan University; M.A. in Science, Augustana College. 


Total Years of Teaching:  37  

Nathon Meulenberg

                     Junior High Teacher

 

Credentials:  B.S. in Secondary Education with a major in Social Studies and a minor in English, Grand Valley State University.


Total Years of Teaching:  2

Shelle DeVries

     Sixth and Seventh Social Studies Teacher

                   Junior High P.E. Teacher


Credentials:  B.A. in Secondary Education with a major in History and a minor in Social Studies, Western Michigan University. 


Total Years of Teaching:  5