It was so exciting to meet all of my new students and learn a little about you and your families! Here is a little about me and my family. I live in Grand Haven with my three daughters, Elliott, Sophie, and Ava, and husband Brad. My oldest daughter, Elliott, is going to be in in second grade this year. Sophie is starting preschool. Ava is only 15 months old. My love for children, learning, and creativity, along with an amazing elementary experience, inspired me to become a teacher.
I graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in Family Studies and completed the University's Early Childhood Education program. I taught first grade for two years in Utah, and during that time received my ESL (English as a Second Language) endorsement.
After moving back to Michigan to be closer to my family I was hired by Holland Public Schools. This will be my eleventh year with HPS!!! In the past eleven years I have taught GSRP 4's preschool, Young 5's, kindergarten, third grade, and ESL. During this time I have also completed my MA in Educational Leadership from Michigan State University. The many diverse and special experiences I have had over the past thirteen years have inspired me to be the educator that I am today. I am so excited to learn and grow with your child this year!
1st Grade Parent Information