Kindergarten Transition Teacher and Extended Care Coordinator
Testimony of salvation:
After church one Sunday evening, when I was about 7-8 years old, I remember being afraid to go to sleep because I was not sure if I was saved. My mom showed me from God's word how to know for sure that I was saved and that night I made a profession of faith. My husband and I attend Capitol City Church and help with the Cubbies program in the craft room.
We attend Grace Fellowship and serve in the children's ministry and AWANAS.
BS- Elementary Education, Upper Iowa University
MS- Early Childhood SPED, Drake University
Reading and Language Arts Endorsements
I have been married to my husband Jeff for 31 years. God has blessed us with 3 sons (Daniel , Jacob, and David), 1 daughter-in-law, Krisanna (Root)) and a grandson and granddaughter (Elijah & Shiloh). Our oldest son serves as the Assistant/Youth pastor at Los Gatos First Baptist Community Church in California. Our son Jacob lives in Ames, IA. Our youngest son David is attending Emmaus Bible college in Dubuque, IA working on a degree with Business Administration.
Things you enjoy doing when you’re not teaching:
If I don't have anything on my to-do list that is an absolute must, I love cuddling up on the couch with a good book.
How long have you been in your job at Grand View?
I have worked for GPBS and GVCS for 21 years in preschool and I taught 2nd grade for 1 year at another Christian school. I, as well as our 3 sons and daughter-in-law had the privilege of graduating from GPBS.
What is your favorite thing about your job?
I love teaching preschool! The best part of teaching preschool is the love the kids have for you and their excitement to learn something new. It is also exciting to my students outside of school. They are always surprised and confused when they realize that I don't live at school. I am told a lot of funny stories and love hearing parents tell me what funny things their child says about school.