Matt Kuiper – Seventh Grade
Classes Taught: 8th grade Earth Science, 7th and 8th grade Math, 7th grade Geography. 7th grade Physical Education, and 7th grade Computer
Bio: I am married to Tami. We’ve been married for 24 years and have three children. I attended Calvin College for two years. I then took time off to work. I worked at Russ’, Johnson Controls, and Allied Waste Services. I then returned to school and graduated from Grand Valley State University in fall, 2005, and then obtained my Master’s Degree from Cornerstone University. This year is my 15th year of teaching.
Josh Moelker – Seventh Grade
Classes Taught: Junior High
Dan VanDyke – Seventh Grade
Classes Taught: Seventh English, Eighth English, Seventh & Eighth 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. 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.