It’s amazing to see some things come full circle. For me, God started my career path in the very halls of SCS. When I was in the 7th grade, Mr. VanDrunen introduced me to a book called, Dibs, In Search of Self, written by Virginia M. Axline. I was moved by this book and bothered by how a child could not access the kind of education I was receiving. I was also very curious about how God created the brain and its intricacies. These wonderings led me to pursue a career in school psychology.
I graduated from Calvin College with a BA in psychology. From there, I pursued my Masters of Education and Educational Specialist degrees from Indiana State University. I started my career in private practice in Sylva, North Carolina where I worked in rural schools during the school day and saw children and families for private therapy and evaluations in the late afternoons. One day per week I also worked at Thoms Rehabilitation Hospital in Asheville, NC, performing neuropsychological evaluations and cognitive-behavioral therapy for children with ADHD, traumatic brain injuries, and other developmental and clinical needs.
In 2002, my husband, Robb, and I moved back to Sheboygan to be closer to family and to raise our three children, Nicholas, Brett, and Elianna. Giving our children the opportunity to attend SCS was a large part of our decision to move back. I worked part-time at Kohler School District as the Director of Special Education, School Psychologist, and K-3 Guidance Counselor. In 2005, I was given the opportunity to job share a similar position in the Oostburg School District where I worked with a talented team of administrators who eventually encouraged me to take a break from school psychology to consider administration. After going back to graduate school at Concordia University to get training in administration, I became the Oostburg Elementary principal in 2014.
Through these different paths, I never would have believed that in 2016 God would call me back to SCS. I am humbled and grateful for this opportunity to lead SCS’s mission for our students. I am thankful I get to be a part of making sure all students have access to excellent Christian education. God is building his kingdom through our work with His children!
I joined the SCS team in February of 2016 after almost 20 years in the construction industry when the Lord placed it on my heart to step out of my comfort zone. I bring with me a strong background in accounting, corporate financial management, human resources, and IT systems management. My passion, however, is people. I love to interact with people, get to know them, and learn their stories.
Here at the school I am responsible for the oversight of the business, development, marketing and athletic functions of the school. Each day I am blessed to have the opportunity to interact with a variety of new and exciting people. I get to hear the stories about how SCS is and has impacted their lives and the lives of their children.
In my spare time, I enjoy coaching and watching basketball. I am currently in my 5th year as JV basketball coach here at SCS, and when I am not roaming the sidelines you will most likely find me in the stands cheering on one of my kids’ teams.
I am married to Becky, and together we have three amazing children: Aaron (17), Madisyn (14) and Brock (11). Our family life is very active, sometimes bordering on chaotic, but it is always an interesting adventure. I cannot think of 4 other people that I would want to share life with.
It is an honor and a blessing to be able to serve the families of Sheboygan Christian School. My job is made much easier by the fact that our community passionately supports our school. In turn, I look forward to supporting the work of our staff as they train our students to make an impact in God’s world.