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Linda Westerveld
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Junior Kindergarten
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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 JK 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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Karen Poort
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Senior Kindergarten
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OCT, B.Ed, B.A. Special Ed Part 1. I have supplied at WCS for many years. I have taught a Kindergarten Activity Program for half a year in Dundas. I am excited to be teaching here at WCS! I enjoy camping and outdoor activities with my family and friends.
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Victoria Body
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JK/SK
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Erica Schuster
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Grade 1
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M. Ed, 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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Kristen VanderPloeg
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Grade 2
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B.A., B.Ed., OCT, CSTC Teaching in a Christian school is such a blessing! Sharing the love of Christ and the good news of the Gospel on a daily basis brings me great joy. I enjoy talking with students about where they see God at work in creation - as well as in their own lives. In our free time, my husband and I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going on adventures, organizing and baking yummy treats together..
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Marcia Horinga
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Grade 2/3
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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 Grade 2/3 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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Greg Hiemstra
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Grade 3, Vice Principal
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CSTC, OCT - I have been teaching at WCS in the primary, 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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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, CSTC - I feel incredibly blessed to be able to help students develop important life-skills, learn about who God is, and discover His creation. Through teaching at a Christian School I can strengthen my relationship with God and instill Christian values among my pupils; what an amazing gift! Other passions of mine include hanging out with family and friends, going on canoe/fishing trips, playing sports, and traveling the world.
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Jannette Hickey
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Grade 6
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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. 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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