Coming to Ireton Christian School has really been an act from God. After moving to Orange City due to family situations, I prayed that I would find a job. Through a friend, I found out about the music position here and inquired about it. Apparently, many people were praying to find a music teacher! Yea, God!
So, here I am, enjoying this school and loving the staff/students. It will take me awhile to learn the names of all the students, but I am looking forward to getting to know them better.
Over the last 30 years, I have taught at both public and Christian schools in Wisconsin and Iowa. I grew up in Wisconsin, near Milwaukee – Packer fan!! – and had three of my children there. When our third was born, we decided to move to Iowa…partly because we knew that Iowa had a great education system, and also, that we wanted our kids to attend Christian schools and there were not any in that area.
We moved to Pella and our kids went through the Pella Christian school system. All three of our kids went to Northwestern College. Now we have two more kiddos who attend the Orange City Christian schools.
I love being in Christian schools so I can freely share my faith and talk about the Bible and how it helps us every day. Ireton Christian has been a good fit for me and I anticipate many good things this year.