Matt Elzinga – Band
Dan VanDyke – Choir
Bio: I attended Covenant Chr. High School. I then received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education with an English major and a Music minor from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. I began teaching here at Heritage in the fall of 1989, which makes the present school year my 26th among the Heritage family. I taught 5th and 6th grade my first year here, and then moved to teaching English at the Junior High level. I have also directed at least one choir every year.
I have been the Executive Secretary for the Federation Board, and I’ve also served as President of the PRTI Board.
My professional development classes have included courses at Grand Valley State, Calvin College, the University of Phoenix, and recently, a couple highly beneficial and practical seminars at the Midwest Brain and Learning Institute in Holland, Michigan, sponsored by Ottawa Area ISD and Hope College.
Jane Woudenberg – Choir
Bio: I am blessed to be teacher here at Heritage Christian. I’m originally from Grand Rapids, and grew up just down the hill from my grade school, Adams Christian. As a child, I was privileged and blessed to grow up in a loving Christian family. I enjoy music, and I love to travel and experience different cultures. I’m a member of Trinity Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, and enjoy directing the choir at my church.
I love the students that I teach, and am happy to team up with parents to prepare their children for service to God and His Kingdom. I’m grateful to be a part of the Christian community at HCS.
I received my B.A. in Elementary Education as well as my M.A. in reading instruction, both from Calvin College.
Jan Lubbers, Anne Deemter, Stacey Schinnel – Elementary Music
Our Elementary Music program teaches the elementary students the basic principles of music, including pitch and rhythm. 1st through 3rd graders meet once per week with a teacher and a wonderful group of volunteers.