“Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.”
Mrs. Lexi Roode
I attended Hudsonville Christian School for all of my primary education, then Unity Christian High School, and Calvin University (College at the time), graduating in 1986. I began my teaching career at Creston-Mayfield Christian School (now incorporated into Grand Rapids Christian), where I taught sixth grade for three years before pausing my career to raise our three children. During my “stay-at-home” years, I taught piano lessons, decorated cakes, and substitute taught. I resumed teaching in 2004 when I came “home” to Hudsonville Christian. I was a paraprofessional in the middle school for three years, then taught the Class of 2010 for their three middle school years, before landing back in 7th grade as the primary language arts teacher, where I remain until God tells me differently.
I grew up in Hudsonville and now live in Jenison, so I have not strayed from my roots. I have been married since 1985 to my high school sweetheart, Kurt Roode. We have three adult children, who are all married to wonderful spouses, and several adorable grandchildren. My hobbies include playing a variety of sports, reading, baking, and doing yard work. I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and especially weekends away with my husband.
I teach because I love children, especially in the adolescent stage, and learning: What better job to combine these two joys than teaching in middle school! I especially appreciate teaching in a Christian school where I may share my love for the Lord openly with my students and incorporate God into the various subjects we study. I feel very strongly that God has called me to this position at HCMS. I echo the words of John: “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth” (I John 3:14). If I can have a part in helping students understand and affirm their relationship with God, my heart is full. I want my students to enjoy learning also, so I try to make school a fun experience while showing students the beauty and intricacies of language that God created.