The mission of San Jose Christian School is to advance the kingdom of God by providing exceptional teaching and curriculum fully integrated with Biblical perspective.
Within our Christian community we live to engage and transform culture for Jesus Christ.
I graduated from Dordt College (Sioux Center, IA) in 1993 with a BA in K-12 Choral Music Education and an emphasis on Organ Performance and Liturgy. In 1994, I answered God’s call to teach music and Bible at San Jose Christian School. While at SJCS my training expanded to include spiritual formation (Kuyers Institute at Calvin College & Vantage Point), Love and Logic (Chapman University), Step Up To Writing, Orff (Mills College), The Adolescent Brain (Canter) and Biblical studies (Western Theological Seminary). I currently serve as Teaching Principal in the areas of teacher leadership, faith integration, curriculum development, student support, and teacher (8 Bible, K-2 music, MS Choir). In addition to teaching at SJCS, I play as a professional organist at Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos.
I was born and raised in Oskaloosa, Iowa with my parents, two sisters, and a host of farm animals. My dad was a dairyman with 160 acres. I am still a farm girl at heart and love gardening and hiking. I married Jeff in 1999. In 2007, our daughter Camille was born, and in 2011 we welcomed our second daughter, Erin. Our family enjoys talking on the patio swing, putting together jigsaw puzzles, and being at the ocean. We attend Church of the Chimes here in San Jose.
Read some observations of God at work on my blog.