I've been teaching since 2012, and have been at Lamont Christian School since 2014. I teach K-4 general music, 5th-8th grade choir, beginning band and advanced band at Lamont as well as 6th, 7th and 8th grade choirs at Holland Christian Middle School. I previously taught 7th-12th grade choirs at Unity Christian Schools in Fulton, IL, middle school choirs at Grand Rapids Public Schools (Harrison Park), K-8 music at West Shore Lutheran in Muskegon and K-3 general music along with 5th and 6th grade choirs at Muskegon Christian.
I have a teaching degree in K-12 music as well as Bachelor's in Criminal Justice from Calvin College and a Paralegal Degree from Davenport University. After many years in the field of criminal justice, I find myself teaching music. I have always loved music. I have studied piano, organ, clarinet, and voice. I also teach private piano and voice lessons. I have directed various church and community choirs over the past 27 years, including Men of Grace, and have enjoyed every minute of it.
Music aside, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three wonderful daughters. I like to garden and put up preserves. I strive to attend at least one cultural event each month.
I can be reached through the school office or at email@example.com.
Our purpose on this planet
is to pursue people
who will passionately praise God!
"Sing a new song to the Lord!" Everyone on this earth, sing praises to the Lord, sing and praise His name. Day after day announce, 'The Lord has saved us!' Tell every nation on earth, 'The Lord is wonderful and does marvelous things! The Lord is great and deserves our greatest praise! He is the only God worthy of our worship.'"
It is such a blessing to be able to share God with my students and be able to praise Him during every class period. They learn by seeing how we model our faith in our daily lives.
God has given us a marvelous gift in the form of music--a gift we can use throughout our entire lives, in our communities, schools, and churches. Whether you enjoy singing, playing an instrument, or just listening to music, you can do this regardless of age. At Lamont my goal is to help your child develop the musical gifts God has given him or her, for use now and in the future. I see enormous potential in our students and strive to develop that potential.
I love to challenge my students to achieve goals higher than they think are possible. When we achieve our goal, it is so rewarding!
One of the characteristics I love about Lamont is the close sense of community--among the staff, the students, and school families. I love being able to connect with my students inside and outside of the classroom. Being able to chaperon class outings, drive a van load of athletes to an event while quizzing them for a science test, filling in at a softball practice, and even just hearing all about their day and what they are excited about, all make teaching at Lamont very rewarding.