“I’m passionate about inclusion for a few reasons. First, I had a cousin with Down Syndrome who recently passed away. Sue Anne taught me and countless others the value of including all of God’s children in all aspects of life. Secondly, I’ve seen inclusion work in classrooms where I’ve served as administrator, both in Grand Rapids Christian Schools as well as Holland Public.
Inclusion works, it benefits both the student with special needs and fellow classmates. We truly reflect God’s world when we include all.
I hope that I can make a contribution to the sustainability of All Belong. Hopefully my experience as a school administrator and development director will help shape decisions that will be helpful and necessary in the coming years. I’m excited about the clear vision, mission and strategic plan recently completed. To implement that effectively will require many hands and minds along with God’s guidance and blessing.”