810 Van Raalte SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49509
Main: 616-241-5202
Admissions: 616-818-3740

Elementary School

To see our ethos in action, please schedule a visit to the Roosevelt Park Campus.
Kent Ezell | | 616-818-3740


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

Faculty & Staff

Mandy Baker

K / 1 Academic Interventionist

Randy Basinger

K-8 P.E.

Shawn Beene

Remote Learning Coordinator

Jayne Boerman

Grades 2/3

John Booy


Nancy Brusseau

Library Coordinator

Rahni Bryant


Charisse Carrillo

Food Service Coordinator

Bob Cegelis


Phyllis Cegelis

Transportation Coordinator

Miles Colago

Assistant Superintendent

Diane DeBruin

Grades K-4 Education Specialist

Kathy DeJong

Wonder Academy Teacher | Reading Specialist

Rebecca Drzewicki

Grades 4/5

Lois Ege

K-8 Art

Kent Ezell

Director of Admissions | Advancement Officer

Terry Faber

Technology Director

Tricia Figueroa

Grades 3-5 Math Teacher | Middle School Title 1

Sandy Gardner

Business Manager

Mike Garvey

Grades 4/5

Ronda Gauger

K-8 Title 1 | English Language Learners

Molly Guzniczak

K/1 Paraprofessional

Ron Hamil

K-8 Computers

Randy Helm

Director of Finance

Maria Johnson

Elementary Paraprofessional | 4/5 Discipleship

Christina Kortman

Preschool Paraprofessional

Elizabeth Kusserow

Grade 1

Rebekah LaPlaca

Grades 2/3

Joy Larson


Sherry Leyendecker

Instructional Aide

Elizabeth Lopez

Business Office Assistant | Enrollment Coordinator

Carly Minnema

Grades 4/5

Maria-Elena Pimentel

Pre-Kindergarten Paraprofessional

Mark Ponstine

Elementary / Middle School Principal

Cheryl Prindle

Grades K-8 ELL Teacher

Brenda Riegler

Grades K/1

Christina Rodriguez

Office Assistant

Brent Seinen

Grades K-8 Science

Jeanne Smith

Grades 4/5

Emma Torrento

4/5 Discipleship Coordinator

Shelby Toth

Grades 2/3

Mark Van Zanten

Grades 4/5

Sarah Veenstra

Grades K-8 Spanish

Gabby Visser

Grade Young Fives

Beth Williams

K-8 Music