“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”
Mrs. Carmen VanDyke
I received my B.A. in education from Calvin University in 1990 and worked for Grand Rapids Public Schools for 3 years. I then decided to stay home full-time, as I had become a mother. My husband, Steve, and I eventually had 4 boys: Jared, Tony, Tim and Zach. When Zach was going not 1st grade, I signed up to be on the sub list at His elementary and subbed in various roles for 3 years. Outside of school, I have led different Bible studies for the last 8 years.
Steve and I have been married for 33 years and our oldest 3 sons are married. Our youngest son is starting his junior year of college. We have 2 grandchildren and another on the way, due in December. My husband and I spend free time riding our tandem bike and hiking. We also enjoy board games and watching a variety of TV shows.
I am looking forward to working with the children at school. I enjoy children and want them to feel the love of Jesus as well as grow in their love for Him and who He is. I love that at a Christian school I am free to talk about Jesus and teach the children from a Christian perspective.