Professional: I graduated from Dordt College with a degree in Medical Technology. I worked in hospital laboratories in Hackensack, NJ and Albany, NY I was then blessed to be a stay-at-home mom and when we moved to California, I began volunteering at OC, which lead me to substitute teaching in all grades here. After spending a few years assisting at the high school front desk, I now am assisting the counseling department with their duties.
Personal: I grew up in Hartley, IA, and met my husband, John, at Dordt College. He is an Electrical Engineer and works for Eaton Corp. We lived for a short time in Hawthorne, New Jersey, and spent 15 years in upstate New York. I loved fall there! We have 3 children–Jennifer (OC class of 2001) and her husband, Tony, Ben, and his wife, Leslie (both OC class of 2003) and Dan (OC class of 2007). I am excitedly looking forward to being a grandmother for the first time this October!
Philosophical: I am so happy that I could have the assistance of a Christian school to raise my children. I believe that teaching my children to love the Lord can not be compartmentalized to a certain day or time and appreciate that those who spent the most time with my children during the day also love the Lord! I am still happy to support the mission of the school to surround our children with God in all parts of their lives.