• Allen, Jennifer
    Allen, Jennifer Forest School Kindergarten Assistant

    Bio coming soon!

  • Harig, Ron
    Harig, Ron Forest School Kindergarten Teacher

    I graduated from GVSU with a B.S. in group social studies and a minor in elementary education. I earned my M.A. at GVSU in early childhood education. Immediately after graduation I was hired by Jenison Public Schools where I taught Young 5’s, 1st grade, and 2nd grade. I served in the U.S. Army and the Michigan National Guard, ending my service as an officer in the infantry.

    My wife, Stacey, and I were married in 1994, and have two children, Jesse and Julia.  Together, we attend Chapel Pointe Church in Jenison. We enjoy kayaking, boating on Lake Michigan, fishing, hiking, and the outdoors. We especially love the area around Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

    I thoroughly enjoy sharing my love of Christ in words, prayer, and praise with students, and showing them God’s undeniable existence in the outdoors. It is incredible exploring God’s creation with kindergarteners at HCS. God has been preparing me for this—my ideal job—all my life, and I lose sleep often thinking about the possibilities.

  • Render, Charity
    Render, Charity Forest School Assistant

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  • Rynsburger, Miska
    Rynsburger, Miska Principal

    I graduated from Hope College with a BA in humanities, as well as math and science, and then earned my Masters degree in educational leadership from Grand Valley State University. My husband, TJ, is also a teacher. Together we have been blessed to raise three children, all of whom attend Holland Christian Schools. My husband and I both deeply value the mentorship and development the teachers at Holland Christian foster in each of our children. It gives me great joy to serve God by welcoming all children into the learning spaces and classrooms at Rose Park. I count it a true joy to witness God unfurling each child in every way while flourishing at school.

  • Smith, Angie
    Smith, Angie Forest School 2nd Grade Teacher

    I am a wife, mother of four (three married) and grandma to the Best Baby ever. In the midst of raising our family, I taught art for ten years, ran events and weddings out of our barn, directed a drama program and started a pottery business.

    While living in Indiana, I discovered Holland Christian Schools and became an immediate fan. The school’s commitment to innovation in tandem with an authentic awareness of Christ’s presence is unique and invaluable in this day and age.

    I feel incredibly blessed and something akin to winning the lottery as working in the Forest School is a converging of many of my passions as an artist, educator and child of God. We’re so very glad to be a small part of a greater whole.

  • VanDyke, Tanya
    VanDyke, Tanya Forest School Assistant

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  • VanVliet, Emily
    VanVliet, Emily 1st Grade Forest School Teacher

    I grew up and have lived in the West Michigan area my whole live. I attended Calvin Christian High School in Grandville, Michigan. I graduated from Calvin College in May of 2019 with a degree in early childhood education with an emphasis in special education.

    I am first and foremost a child of God, created in His image. God has given me a true passion for working with children and being outside in His world. I am beyond blessed to have this opportunity to combine my passions through teaching at Forest School.

    I spend my summers as an in-home caregiver for adults with special needs. In my spare time I enjoy playing soccer, biking, backpacking, and spending quality time with my friends and family.