In 2000, I joined the faculty at Ontario Christian School. Since then I have taught 2nd grade, study skills for 6th-8th, SIP Reading (Student Improvement Program), and 7th-grade science. In preparation for these teaching assignments, I attended Dordt College in Iowa for an undergraduate degree in education with focus’ in science and Spanish, then CSU Fullerton for a Master’s degree in curriculum development and instructional methods. Other activities I do for Ontario Christian include the Prek-8 yearbook and coaching cross country at the middle school.
I am married to Se–or Slager who teaches Spanish at Ontario Christian High School. I enjoy traveling, running, and being a mom. I attend Crosspoint CRC and participate in the technical ministry for services.
The Bible is the first place Christians need to look for advice, comfort, wisdom, and challenge. It is my goal to help students see that the lives Jesus calls us to are challenging and fulfilling. I will achieve this with students by modeling a Christian lifestyle glorifying to Christ, through my interactions with student-athletes in coaching, and relating creation in life science. It is important to me that students view their individual gifts as assets to themselves as individuals and as part of a larger community.