1 John 3:1

“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God.”

Mrs. Gwen DeLong

Professional Biography

I have been blessed by Christian schools my entire life.  I attended Jenison Christian, Unity Christian and Calvin College where I received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.  I have also completed my master’s degree in educational technology through Grand Valley State University.  After college, I taught for four years at Fremont Christian School and then three years at Zeeland Christian School.  I have taught children from kindergarten to 8th grade math, science, computers and in the library.  After having my children, I returned to teaching as a 3 School aide, a 4 School teacher and now a Kindergarten teacher. I love leading students in the joy of learning, the discovery of new skills, and building community together.

Personal Biography

My husband Troy and I have lived in Fremont, Grand Haven and Hudsonville.  I enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom for 12 years before I returned to HCS as a 3 School aide.  We have four daughters and lots of pink at our house.  As a family, we enjoy camping, swimming, playing outside and board games.  I also enjoy going for a run, relaxing with a book and serving at our church, Fairway CRC.

Philosophical Biography

I love Christian education because of the emphasis that is placed on every student being a child of God.  As a parent and a teacher the most important thing I can teach a child is that he/she is loved and valued by God.  I  do this by modeling God’s love, leading our class in songs and prayers of praise and building a grace-filled classroom community.   Together, my students and I can give God glory for making us His children!