Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."
“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”
Mrs. Jolynn Ymker
I received my Bachelor’s degree in elementary education form Cornerstone University. After graduating, I taught in the Grand Rapids Public Schools for 11 years working in different grade levels as both a classroom and reading teacher. I earned my Master’s degree in from Grand Valley State University and hold my professional teaching certificate with endorsements in Language Arts and Reading. In 2015, I was happy to transition to Hudsonville Christian as a Young 5’s teacher.
I grew up in Hudsonville and attended Hudsonville Christian, and now have the privilege to be a teacher at HCS! My husband Paul and I have been blessed with a wonderful family. We have three children – Abrielle, Drew and Kayla, all who attend Hudsonville Christian. We enjoy vacationing up north each summer, riding bikes and playing games together. I like to scrapbook, make crafts and bake in my spare time.
As a former public school teacher, there wasn’t an opportunity to openly share my faith and connect it to what I was teaching. It is a joy to teach at Hudsonville Christian where I will have the opportunity to lead students in singing praises to our God, share Bible teachings and stories, point out the significance of our maker in a math pattern and a science concept, and pray with students on a daily basis. It is a blessing to partner with parents to help their children grow and develop their relationship with Christ. I love kids and creating an environment where learning is fun and attainable for all students. It is important to me that students feel safe, activities are centered on students and their unique learning styles, and that I communicate effectively to make learning successful