No School today (Wed. Feb. 20)
School has been canceled -Wednesday, Feb. 20. All activities are canceled.
Years at SCCS: 12
I grew up in a small town in South Dakota and had no experience with Christian education until I went to Dordt College. After that, I was hooked. I met a nice girl from Prinsburg, MN, and now I'm married to Alicia, who works at Dordt College, and we live in Sioux Center. I like to spend time with family (including my nephews and nieces), travel, read, volunteer, and participate in the local community life. As head of school, I love coming alongside teachers, staff members, students, and parents as we work toward a goal together.
Why I Choose to Serve at SCCS
SCCS is a perfect fit for me. I feel that my talents and gifts are being used to their fullest potential here, and the dedication of our teachers is second to none. We have an amazing faculty and staff that wants nothing less than a quality, Christ-centered education for all of our students. And we work hard and do our best to make that happen. I also love Christian education. It's important to me that we look at the whole child as we educate, disciple, and bring them closer to God. Working with kids is still my favorite, and I love brainstorming, dreaming, making a plan, and seeing it through. I believe that children are created in God's image, and we've been called in a Christian school to develop their gifts and to help them understand and appreciate God's world and Word. As I look back on my life, I can see clearly that God has a master plan and that He cares for me. I've made mistakes and have had set-backs, but I rest in knowing that Christ saves me from my sins and that forgiveness is readily given. I want to share the love of Christ with others and support them in their work. As my personal mission statement says, I seek to faithfully use my gifts to help others use theirs, leading by serving, learning by listening. It's my prayer to do that every day at Sioux Center Christian School, leaning on God and my colleagues for support.
Dordt College, 2003
- B.A. in Elementary Education
- Middle School Endorsement
- Reading Endorsement
Dordt College, 2015
- M.A. Curriculum and Instruction
Years at SCCS: 9
I was born in Sioux Center and grew up in several towns throughout Iowa. I was blessed to be raised in a Christian home, where my faith was nurtured from day one. I attended Christian schools in the towns where that was an option, but spent much of my childhood in public schools. It was my experience at Dordt College that shaped and grew my desire for Christian education. My deep appreciation for Christian education stems from not always having that opportunity growing up and wanting this for my kids.
After my husband attended law school in Iowa City, we lived in Des Moines, before moving back to Sioux Center to raise our family. Our 3 kids are current students at SCCS. I especially love being a part of the school community my kids are a part of. I am passionate about teaching, learning, and nurturing kids in their desire to love and serve God. In my free time, I enjoy reading, running, and spending time with my family.
Why I Choose to Serve at SCCS
I chose to serve at Sioux Center Christian School because of the amazing Christian community it is and the commitment of this body of believers to teach from a distinctively Christian perspective, nurturing each child as uniquely designed by God with an important role His kingdom. We have the freedom to invite and connect kids to God’s story in all aspects of life, in order that they may truly understand their part in His story, and embrace Christ as their Savior.