Mrs. Tiffany Kamper
I am delighted to be a Christian educator and fulfill God’s calling. Through His leading and guiding, I have arrived here at Hudsonville Christian to be a servant to others and extend His teachings. The journey here has included many opportunities for learning and professional growth. As a child, I attended Jenison Christian Elementary School and later Calvin Christian High School. Going to Grand Valley State on a music scholarship, I was certain that I would become a musician or a music teacher, but God’s plan was different. I graduated with a B.A. in Spanish and Elementary Education. I studied abroad at the University of Guadalajara and have multiple experiences serving abroad (in Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Mexico). I have since completed a Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction at Calvin College. I continually look for ways to grow in theory and instruction. In my years of teaching, I have taught Spanish K-8, Young 5s, and Kindergarten. I have been open to God’s leading and have felt called to each role and position He has given me.
I am Tiffany Kamper and it is with great joy that I say I am the Middle School Spanish teacher. My husband Jeremy and I live in Grandville with our two daughters, Elena and Margaret. Jeremy is the Director of Family Based Ministries at Ridgewood CRC. Maggie attends Hudsonville Christian Middle School and Elena attends Unity Christian High School. We live in a rural community and have some chickens of our own (as a hobby). I personally enjoy running, biking, swimming, and gardening. I have a passion for music and I play the flute, piano, and ukulele. I also love to travel, explore different cultures, and serve others. I have a love for the Spanish language and for God’s people around the world.
Doing my student teaching in public education and teaching my first years in a charter school led me straight into Christian Education. Having deep roots in the Reformed Faith, I was not at peace because something was missing, the Holy Spirit. I decided that I couldn’t go to work each day to just a “job” when I felt a greater “calling.” The halls and classrooms of those first schools felt empty because in my heart I felt they denied the truth by leaving it out. Every day felt like a half-truth, especially when answering those “why” questions from the very people God created without being able to explain the truth of their existence and God’s purpose in everything. Teaching in a Christian School is freedom, freedom to teach what my heart knows and experiences in Christ. Several years of teaching in a Christian school has taught me that each moment is the opportunity to explore God’s world and purposes, seeking and preparing for the calling He has for each one of us (students, parents, and teachers).