810 Van Raalte SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49509

Elementary School

To see our ethos in action, please schedule a visit to the Roosevelt Park Campus.
Elizabeth Lopez | | 616 818-3700

Addressing the Needs of the Whole Child

Spiritual Development

We help to develop a student's spiritual development by utilizing a discipleship program, through prayer, through times of worship, and by weaving classic character principles throughout the curriculum and class time.

Discipleship—Training disciples of Jesus equipped to grow in their faith and impact their community.

Prayer—Students spend time in prayer in many settings and through many different styles. Time in prayer is more than a learning experience—it becomes a time of adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication on behalf of classmates and the community at large.

Worship—Diverse worship styles can be seen daily in the classroom and several times weekly during Family Worship (chapel) as students gather to praise God and learn from His word.

Character development—teachers intentionally weave classic character principles throughout curriculum and class time in order to help students live out biblical principles on a daily basis.

School Culture

Elementary Curriculum


Faculty & Staff

Mandy Baker

K / 1 Academic Interventionist

Randy Basinger

K-8 P.E.

Jayne Boerman

Grades 2/3

John Booy


Emma Brainard

4/5 Discipleship Coordinator

Lisa Brearley

K-8 English Language Learners

Nancy Brusseau

Library Coordinator

Rahni Bryant


Charisse Carrillo

Food Service Coordinator

Bob Cegelis


Phyllis Cegelis

Transportation Coordinator

Miles Colago

Assistant Superintendent

Carola Corcoran


Heather Cox

Grade Young Fives

Hazel Cox

Reading Recovery

Diane DeBruin

Grades K-4 Education Specialist

Kathy DeJong

Reading Specialist

Lori DeVries

Grades 2/3

Lois Ege

K-8 Art

Terry Faber

Technology Coordinator

Tricia Figueroa

Grades 3-5 Math Teacher | Middle School Title 1

Bill Fisher

Grade 5 Music

Sandy Gardner

Business Manager

Mike Garvey

Grades 2/3

Ronda Gauger

K-8 Title 1 Wyoming/Kentwood District

Ron Hamil

K-8 Computers

Aubree Hofman

Grades 4/5

Maria Johnson

Elementary Paraprofessional | 4/5 Discipleship

Christina Kortman

Preschool Paraprofessional

Elizabeth Kusserow

Grade 1

Joy Larson


Sherry Leyendecker

Instructional Aide

Elizabeth Lopez

Admissions and Business Office Assistant

Susan Lucasse

K-8 Title 1 GRPS District

Maria-Elena Pimentel

PK & Kindergarten Paraprofessional

Mark Ponstine

PK-8 Principal

Brenda Riegler

Grades K/1

Sharon Ritter

Grades 2/3

Christina Rodriguez

Office Assistant

Brent Seinen

Grades K-8 Science

Jeanne Smith

Grades 4/5

Mark Van Zanten

Grades 4/5

Beth Williams

K-8 Music