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Marcia Horinga
Occupation
Kindergarten A, SonBeams
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BA, B Ed, OCT, CSTC - I have taught all elementary grades in a variety of school in Ontario. I am extremely thrilled to be teaching Kindergarten at WCS. I enjoy helping make student's first experience at school a great one. Through play, music, stories and much more I seek to show students who God is and how much He cares of each one of them. When I am not busy with school I enjoy spending time with my husband and four children. I enjoy camping, swimming, music and cake decorating.
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Linda Westerveld
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Kindergarten B
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B.A. Education Kindergarten Specialist Special Education 1 OCT CSTC My passion is learning and discovering new and old places. One of the places that I have learned the most is in our SK room. I love the children's honesty and openness! Together ,we discover, invent, sing ,dream and PRAISE. I also enjoy camping,canoeing, hiking, reading and doing laundry. Past experience includes, working in JK and teaching the primary grades. I'm looking forward to learning with my students this year.
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Kristen VanderPloeg
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Grade 1A
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B.A., B.Ed., OCT This is my first year of teaching at WCS and I am enjoying every day! I am excited to be able to share the love of Christ with students. It is a blessing to be able to talk about God openly in all subject areas and see how He is at work in our world. What a wonderful privilege it is to teach in a Christian school. In my free time, I enjoy going for road trips with my husband Jay, spending time with family and friends, organizing, and making cards.
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Erica Schuster
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Grade 1B
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B.A., B.Ed., OCT, CSTC - Watching children have those moments where everything suddenly makes sense is just one of many reasons why I teach. Everyday holds something new in class and my students and I love seeing the wonders of God's world through our studies. I am currently pursuing my Masters of Education. My three favourite things are shoes, Starbucks, and books. In my free time, I can be found on the beach, reading, or just spending time outdoors.
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Stephanie Kiers
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Grade 2
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B.A., B.Ed., OCT - Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be a teacher. Last year I was an E.A. (here at WCS) and was able to help in almost every grade and witness excellent teaching from the "teacher" side of things. It was a blessing to be in the school in this capacity. This year, my childhood dream has come true and I look forward to applying what I have learned the past number of years to my own classroom and I am excited to see what adventures God has for my students and I here in Grade 2! Outside of teaching I enjoy going for walks, sewing, and reading.
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Jannette Hickey
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Grade 3
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Bachelor of Education Ontario Teacher's Certificate Christian School's Certificate I have taught at WCS my whole career. I have mostly taught in grades 3,4,5. My passion is Phys. Ed. I currently teach Phys. Ed. to grades 1,3,4 and am excited about teaching P.E. to the 7/8 girls this year. I coordinate the intramural program and mileage club. I love to coach cross country, triple ball, and track and field. In my free time I enjoy the outdoors, camping, gardening, and thrift shopping.
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Natalie Van Andel
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Grade 4
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BA B Ed OTC CSTC I have been teaching at WCS since graduating from Calvin College. I love teaching and leading children to know more about their God, his love for them, and his amazing world. My love for school and learning started the day I went to kindergarten. I also have a love for drama which has lead me to coach many children in the musicals and plays we have performed at WCS.
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Axel Hiemstra
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Grade 5
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B.A., B.Ed., OCT - This year is my third year of teaching, and it is becoming a major passion in my life. I feel incredibly blessed to be able to help students, on a daily basis: develop important life-skills, learn about who God is, and discover His creation. By doing this I can strengthen my relationship with God too! Other passions of mine (which are shared with my wife Abby) include: hanging out with our families and friends, going on canoe/fishing trips, playing sports, and traveling the world.
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Greg Hiemstra
Occupation
Grade 6, Vice Principal
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CSTC, OCT - I have been teaching at WCS in the junior and intermediate grades since graduating from Redeemer and Calvin College. I have always liked math in school, and decided to major in that after tutoring college students. I enjoy the seasonal activities of golfing and curling, and year round of chauffeuring my own children to various activities.
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Lesa Racicot
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Grade 7
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OCT, B.A., M.Ed. Reading Specialist I have taught grades 6, 3, 1 & JK and currently teach grade 7. I feel blessed and privileged to be working with children!
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