I am excited about the wonderful opportunity to teach your child this year! Teaching has been my passion ever since I was five years old playing school in the basement with my sisters. Before teaching second grade for Hudsonville Public Schools, I taught first grade and third grade and I’ve also worked as a reading specialist. I’m a graduate of Hope College and I have my master’s degree from GVSU. My husband, Dave, is a teacher for Holland Public Schools, and we have three wonderful kids. Katherine teaches English in Chicago, Danny is a civil engineer in Novi, and Will is a junior at U of M. Some of my favorite activities include baking yummy things, running, and reading long books.