“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Mrs. Sara Jager
I have been the orchestra director at Unity Christian High School and Hudsonville Christian School for the past 17 years. I studied at Calvin College receiving my Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Violin Performance. I also graduated with a Master’s Degree from VanderCook School of Music in Chicago, Illinois.
I also have spent much of my non-school time teaching private lessons as well as being one of the directors of the St Cecilia Music Society Youth Orchestra, Calvin College Knollcrest Music Camp, Michigan American String Teachers Association (MASTA) camp, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.
My husband, Roderick, and I live in Byron Center, Michigan, and we have two children, Noah age 11 and Anneka age 8. Noah and Anneka attend Byron Center Christian, and Rod teaches Chemistry at South Christian High School. I enjoy gardening, antiquing, cooking, baking, and spending quality time with my family.
God calls us to be Beauty Creators and God Worshippers. As an orchestra director, it is my job to help students learn how to become Beauty Creators and through that God Worshippers. We were created to glorify God, through music we can to this to our fullest potential. I am a firm believer that every child has been given the gift of music, it is my job and calling to teach students to figure out how to develop this gift to the best of their abilities.
My favorite verse is Psalm 46:10. The Psalmist says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” I love this verse because so often we are so busy and consumed by the craziness of life, that we need the reminder, that it is okay to be still. I often take this for granted. I will say that to my students and my own children many times, just “Be Still”, take time to listen to what God is trying to say.