“The joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Mrs. Sara Billin
I graduated from Hudsonville Christian, Unity Christian, and Calvin College with a secondary education degree and math major. I also studied Spanish at Grand Valley State University. After teaching classes and providing technical support at IBM for five years, working part-time for local businesses assisting with a variety of computer related projects, and spending a year on the mission field with my family at Santiago Christian School in the Dominican Republic, I accepted the position of first grade parapro at Hudsonville Christian School in 2002. Since that time, I have supported first graders for eleven years, taught seventh grade Bible and math for two years, and am currently teaching and supporting students in the elementary educational support program. I am thankful that learning continues to take place on a regular basis through professional development, my colleagues, and my students.
God has blessed my husband, Troy, and me with three boys , three daughter-in-laws, and five grandkids. The demands of parenting young children are behind us, but Eric and Jordan, Drew and Chelsey, and Ian and Mackenna keep us busy with their varied interests and families. Our grandkids Brecken, Porter, Moxie, Zara, and Kenny add so much joy to our lives! When I’m not at HCS, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, walking on area nature trails, playing games, and volunteering at church. And not much beats a summer day at any lake!
I look forward to integrating my love for the Lord, His children, and learning this year as I teach with the educational support staff. I’m so thankful to be at HCS where I can openly share my faith, where we can lift each other up in prayer, and where we can encourage each other in our daily Christian walk. God has blessed each of His children with a variety of gifts and abilities, and my goal is for students to develop their academic abilities and use them to help in various aspects of their daily lives. I also hope to encourage students as they continue to develop their God-given gifts and Christian character this year.