Meet our Staff

Meet our Staff

Administration and Office Staff
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Blocker, Joy
Bookkeeper
Email
708.474.1700
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De Jong, Deb
Secretary
Email
708.474.1700
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Postma, Jon
Principal
Email
708.474.1700

Education: B.A. Dordt College;
M.S. Purdue University;
Administration, Johns Hopkins University
Experience: 16
License: Principal, 6-12 Mathematics

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Richardson, Cathye
Director of Enrollment
Email
708.474.1700

Education: BA, Governors State University;
MA, Governors State University

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Stallinga, Terri
Athletic Director
Email
708.474.1700

Athletic Director

Elementary Teachers
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Arsenault, Ivone
1st grade
Email
Website

Education: BS, Jorge Basadre Grohmann National University
Experience: 20 years
License: Transitional Bilingual Teacher

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Boice, Janna
4th Grade
Email
Website

Education: BA, Trinity Christian College
Experience: 2 years
License: Elementary Education

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Buteyn, Linda
2nd grade
Email
Website

Education: BA, Calvin College
Experience: 38 years
License: Elementary Education, Language Arts concentration

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Furlong, Rebecca
5th grade
Email
Website

Education: BA, Calvin College;
MS, Purdue University
Experience: 42 years
License: Elementary Education

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Groen, Alexa
Kindergarten
Email
Website

Education: BA, Dordt College
Experience: 2 years
License: Elementary Education

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Schaap, Hannah
3rd grade
Email
Website

Education: BA, Trinity Christian College
Experience: 3 years
License: Elementary Education

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Tempelman, Ella
PreK-3 Teacher
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Website

Education: BA, Trinity Christian College
Experience: 6 years
License: Elementary Education

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Tempelman, Karri
1st grade
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Website

Education: BA, Calvin College
Experience: 29 years
License: Elementary Education

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Tijerina, Sandy
Kindergarten
Email
Website

Education: Praire State College
Experience: 8 years
 

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Vermeer, Margaret
PreK-4 Teacher
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Website

Education: BA, Dordt College
License: K-8 Elementary Education, reading minor
Experience: 12 years

Specials Teachers
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Boer, Laurie
Discovery Center Assistant
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Bouma, Karen
Music (K-8)
Email
Website
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Burney, Kelly
Computers
Email
Website

Education: BS, Trinity Christian College
Experience: 9 years
License: K-9 Elementary Education

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Drenth, Emily
4th-8th grade Art
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Website

Education: BA, Trinity Christian College
Experience: 7 years
License: K-9, General Education; Middle Grades Endorsements in Art, Language Arts and Social Science

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Leestma, Debbie
K-8 Spanish
Email
Website

Education: BA, Purdue University Calumet;
MEd, Olivet Nazarene University
Experience: 7 years
License: Spanish Education

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Miedema, Amy
Librarian
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Postman, Nicole
K-8 PE, 6th Lit, 7th Bible
Email
Website

Education: BA, Dordt College
Experience: First year
License: Elementary Education; Endorsements in Special Education and Coaching

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Van Prooyen, Darlene
Discovery Center (special education)
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Website

Education: BA Trinity Christian College
Experience: 12 years
License: K-8 Elementary Education, Minors in English and Special Education

Junior High Teachers
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Biegel, Janice
6th-8th grade
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Website

Education: BRE, Reformed Bible College;
BA, Calvin College
MA, National Lewis University
Experience: 28 years
License: Elementary Education

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Bousema, Tracy
6th-8th Social Studies
Email
Website

Education: BA, Dordt College
Experience: First year
License: Elementary Education; Middle School Social Studies Endorsement

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Jager, Nicki
6-8th grade Language Arts
Email
Website

Education: BA, Trinity Christian College
Experience: First year
License: Elementary Education and Special Education;
Middle grades endorsement in Language Arts and Social Studies

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Krygsheld, Joy
7th/8th Math
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Website

Education:  BA, Trinity Christian College; 
Experience: 18 years
License: Mathematics and English Language Arts (grades 6-12)

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Postman, Nicole
K-8 PE, 6th Lit, 7th Bible
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Website

Education: BA, Dordt College
Experience: First year
License: Elementary Education; Endorsements in Special Education and Coaching

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Vreugdenhil, Arjen
7th/8th Science
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Website