I Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

Mrs. Cyndy Hoogeboom

Professional Biography

I graduated from Calvin College with my Elementary Teaching Degree and a major in Language Arts.  I continued my education at Western Michigan University where I received my Master’s in Reading.  I started teaching at Hudsonville Christian in 1995.  After teaching many years at HCS in third grade, I moved to fifth grade.  I teach Bible to my homeroom and Language Arts and Science to both my students and Mr. Meeng’s students.  I encourage fifth graders to take an active role in their learning and grow as both critical and creative thinkers.

Personal Biography

I live in Jenison with my husband and 4 children. It has been a joy to be both a parent and a teacher at HCS.  I believe that my experiences as a parent at HCS have helped me to be a better teacher.  Our family loves spending time outside.  We enjoy boating and playing at the beach.  I enjoy taking walks, playing tennis and reading books!

Philosophical Biography

I believe that every child has been fearfully and wonderfully made.  We have all been created in the image of God.   In my classroom, I want each child to feel important and valuable.  I try to focus on the positive and the growth that I see in each child.  The students in my classroom treat each other with respect and work to understand each other’s challenges.  My goal is that we have fun learning new things about God’s world and to marvel at the wonder of God’s creation adn His plan for our lives.  One of my favorite verses from I Thessalonians reminds me each day what my focus should be.  Rejoice!  Pray!  Give thanks in all situations!