Romans 1:16

“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

Professional Biography

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.

Personal Biography

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.

Philosophical Biography

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.