“ The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.”
Mrs. Anna DeYoung
I graduated from Hope College in 1999 with a degree in Elementary Education as well as a Learning Disabilities degree for K-12. I also have a Masters in Special Education with an emphasis on early childhood education. I went on to teach in Jenison Public in Special Education and First Grade until our daughter came home from Korea many years later. I also enjoyed teaching summers in Grandville Public and at the Ottawa Area Center. I spent time home with my three children (two who were adopted from Korea, and one adopted from Detroit) I loved my time home with them but am thrilled to be back at school! I am so excited to be at HCS where I started in October of 2018.
I have been married to Jeremy for 18 years and we are blessed with our three children who also attend HCS. We are members of Immanuel Christian Reformed Church where we love volunteering in Gems, Cadets and the Sunday School Program. I love traveling, reading and spending time with my family at the cottage or camping.
I feel abundantly blessed to be working at HCS. As a parent I have long felt God’s presence at HCS. It is such a special place where God is working in the hearts and mind of staff and students. Now as a teacher, I can share in the incredible community where we can grow, pray and support each other in our relationship with Jesus Christ. I love working with children and supporting them in their growth academically as well as spiritually. Each day is a new opportunity to grow and learn and share God’s love. I want each child to know how special they are while developing their own unique strengths that God gave them.