Ms. Jessica Bongiorno

Professional Biography: I graduated from Calvin University with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. In fall of 2021 I was a student teacher at Huntington Woods Head Start. During my spring semester, I was a student teacher at The Potter’s House in a K/1st Grade classroom. Personal Biography: Before I went to Calvin…

Mrs. Jennifer Rysdam

Professional Biography: From the moment I stepped into school for the first time, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. After many hours of teaching pretend students, my dream became a reality and I received my elementary education degree from Calvin College in 2003. I earned my Master’s Degree in Reading from Grand Valley…

Mr. Devon Brinks

Professional Biography In 2003, I graduated from Unity Christian High School.  Over the next few years, I completed a BA degree from Trinity Christian College (TCC), located in Palos Heights, Illinois.  After graduating from TCC in 2007 with a History major and two minors in Secondary Education and Physical Education, I began my teaching career…

Mrs. Jessica Kamstra

Professional Biography I graduated from Calvin College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with a major in Language Arts. I have taught 3rd grade, Kindergarten and 2nd grade in area schools. After having my 3rd child I became a stay at home mom and also helped with some office work at my…

Mrs. Ruth Holtrop

Professional Biography I graduated from Calvin College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with minors in science and language arts. I began my teaching career at a Christian school in Honduras, then moved back to West Michigan and taught for 7 years in various grades at Byron Center Christian. I…

Mrs. Cheri Witte

Professional Biography I graduated from Calvin College in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, and minors in Math and English. After graduation, I worked at Calvin Christian Elementary School in Wyoming, MI. I taught 1st grade math, worked with the Special Education teacher as Educational Support Paraprofessional, and directed their after…

Mrs. Missy VanBennekom

Professional Biography I graduated in 2003 from Kuyper College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.  Upon graduation I worked as the Director of Alpha Women’s Center in Grand Rapids until I became a stay at home mom.  In 2016, I started substitute teaching and eventually aiding in Nature Based Preschool.  In the spring of…

Mrs. Cynthia Kuipers

Professional Biography I studied Graphic Design at Grand Valley and worked in that field for over 15 years, but I have always loved babysitting, and working with kids. My experience with children includes Children’s Worship coordinator and also teaching Children’s Worship, piano lessons, Sunday school, youth group project night, and Art Camp at our church.…

Mrs. Amy Stienstra

Professional Biography I’ve worked with children on and off for 17 years. I enjoy every aspect of teaching and have realized in my years that they can teach us as much as we teach them. I have my CDA license. Personal Biography My husband Allen and I got married in 2000. We both grew up…

Mr. Randy Nauta

Personal Biography I was born and raised in Hudsonville.  I have been at HCS since 2016.  I have been married to my wife Ellen for 17 years.  We have two daughters, both married and a grandson.  I enjoy gardening, history and time with my family. Philosophical Biography I enjoy being a witness to the growth…