Eighth Grade

Jason Holstege – 8th Grade

Email: jaholstege@hchr.org

Classes Taught: 7th Science & Math, 8th History,  3rd grade Latin 

Bio: God, in His good providence, led me to become a teacher at Heritage Christian School where I have been teaching since September, 1999, after receiving my teaching certificate from Calvin College.  My undergraduate work was completed at the University of Michigan (B.A., Latin) in 1997, and my master’s degree work was completed through the University of Florida (M.L., Latin) in 2009.  In addition to my regular classes listed above, I’ve been teaching 1st- and 2nd-year college Latin independently since 2002 to a variety of students, most of whom were preparing for seminary.  As for extracurriculars at school, I am a First Lego League coach for Heritage’s Lego Robotics teams, and I formerly coached the 6th/7th grade division of our Math Pentathlon program.  In all of these roles, my goal is to help students understand that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Psalm 111:10), and therefore my teaching is focused on Christ our King and the Word of God as our rule of faith, life, and learning.


Bill Joostens – Eighth Grade

Email: bjoostens@hchr.org

Classes Taught: Eighth Bible, Eighth U.S. History, Seventh World Geography, Junior High Computer Classes

Bio: University of California – B of A degree; Post graduate at Hope College, Grand Valley State University, and Central Michigan University