family-home
Jul
24

Join us on Tuesday, August 1 for our Discover MCA Open House!

Jul
24

Celebrating Mr. Schultze

Jul
14

How to help your child grow this summer

Jun
26

Summer Sports Camps

Jun
23

The MCA Kindergarten Difference

Sat 8-12 Ice Cream Social
Tue 8-15 Elementary Drop In and Drop Off @ 8:15 am
Wed 8-16 First Day of School @ 8:15 am
Thu 8-24 Elementary Back to School Night @ 6:00 pm
Mon 9-4 LABOR DAY - NO SCHOOL

I was born into a teacher family, went to Ottawa University and graduated with a BA degree in music.  I started my teaching career and the first few months thought I would quit and find a new career as soon as my contract ran out.  In April of that first year, I began to enjoy what I was doing and decided to give it another year.  That was many years ago and I have not regretted it.  Each year is new and different.  I have had the pleasure of working with many students and families.  I taught in the public school for several years and enjoyed it but when we moved to Kansas City, our son wanted to go to a Christian school.  We decided on Maranatha.  It made a huge difference in our lives.  Three years later, I started teaching here.  Since that time, our three children and one grandchild have graduated from Maranatha and 4 of our grandchildren are currently enrolled.  It has been such a blessing in our lives.  I so appreciate all the seeds of the Christian faith that have been sown into my children and grandchildren, not to mention the excellent education they are receiving.   I am trying to do the same for my first graders.  They are precious to me.  It is such a wonderful thing to be able to pray with and for our students.

I went to Ottawa University where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music.  After teaching music for 3 years, we moved to a small town that needed a 3rd grade teacher.  I went back to school and was certified in elementary education.  Since that time, I have taken over 70 hours of education classes for renewal of my license.   Over the course of my teaching career, I have taught music, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades and 8th grade math.  Just love teaching first grade!

I was raised in a Christian home and thought I was a Christian.  When I was 33, a teacher I was working with, led me in a sinner’s prayer.  Life changed after that.  Reading the Bible was exciting and I understood it (or at least some of it).  Jesus has made all the difference in my life and my family’s.   I am looking forward to all that God has for me and my life.