Special Education

Grace Kaptein – K-8 Special Education

Email: gkaptein@hchr.org


I am from the small town of Sparta, MI and after graduating from Sparta in 2017 I went on to attend Hope College. I graduated from Hope in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education with a focus on Learning disabilities along with a comprehensive focus in grades K-6th. I am recently married to Nate Kaptein and we attend Grace PRC. I love being a part of the Special education program and enjoy seeing students thrive in all different areas of academics and life. In my free time, you will most likely find my hanging out with family, shopping, or baking! 

Jordan Pettit – K-8 Special Education

Email: jpettit@hchr.org


I graduated from Hope College in 2016 with a bachelors degree in Special Education with a focus on Learning Disabilities, as well as an elementary education endorsement. I love being able to take what I learned from my special education classes and experienceses to meet the needs of all the students in my classroom. I am currently enrolled at Grand Valley and am working towards my masters degree in curriculum development with a focus on educational differentiation. I am so thankful to be apart of Heritage Christian School.

My husband Roy and I are members of Georgetown PRC and we live in Jenison.