“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Mrs. Mikayla Miedema
I graduated from Calvin University in May of 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Special Education with an endorsement in cognitive impairments. While attending Calvin, I did my student teaching at The Potter’s House in the fall of 2019 in a 4th/5th grade split class and Zeeland Christian in the spring of 2020 in the early childhood special education program working with preschoolers, Young 5’s, and kindergartners. I am so excited to be teaching 5th grade this year at HCS!
I grew up in Byron Center and attended Byron Center Christian School. After elementary and middle school, I continued on to South Christian High School. I decided to attend Calvin College to finish up my schooling. My dad is an engineer at Royal Technologies in Hudsonville and my mom is a 2nd grade teacher at Byron Center Christian School. I have 4 older siblings, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. I love to travel, spend time with family/friends, play tennis, go to the beach in the summer, and go snowmobiling in the winter.
I have always known I wanted to become a teacher. The joy that working with kids brings to me is unmatchable. The first thing I want to identify in my classroom is the unique abilities and gifts in each of my students. By recognizing their own unique design, my hope is that they will learn to use those unique abilities and gifts to be joyful workers in God’s Kingdom. I want to help them understand who they are and how they fit into God’s rescue story. One way that I intend to integrate a reformed worldview perspective into my classroom is by constantly finding ways to connect content to God’s story and how we help bring restoration to a world that is hurting and broken. I want all children to know that they are starring in God’s story and their role Is just as important as anybody around them.