Resource Room/Science Teacher
I grew up in Northern Michigan and attended a Christian school there from K-12. My father was also a high school science teacher in my school. I always loved the outdoors growing up and knew I wanted to pursue something in the sciences.
I have a degree in Biology from Calvin College. During and following college, I worked with the Land Conservancy group, constructing a green space plan for the greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area. Following that, I worked at a Christian Environmental Education Center teaching K-8 students from various schools. Next I interned with the National Park Service at a National Seashore in New York state. A friend of mine who worked at EC then encouraged me to apply to teach Biology here. I moved to NJ and taught for 6 years in the high school. I took a few years off to raise my family and now this year I am returning to the classroom.
The integration of faith and academic pursuits makes all the difference. EC prepares young people for a life of service to God in all fields of study. EC provides students with the ability to look at the world around them through the eyes of Christian discernment. It provides a supportive, nurturing environment where students can flourish.