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ADMINISTRATION


Superintendent
Mr. Matt DavidsonSuperintendent

Personal Profile

I met my wife, Julie, in the 2nd grade at a Christian school. We have been married since the summer of 1993, and today we have three children: Luke, Macy and Joey. By God’s grace,

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Director of Technology
Mr. Kevin HackertDirector of Technology

Personal Profile

Throughout my life, God has been faithful. I was raised in the RCA in a caring Christian home, was challenged in my faith by an amazing youth pastor, and was blessed in college to k

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Elementary/Middle School Principal
Dr. Tim HoeksemaElementary/Middle School Principal

Personal Profile

I grew up in Chicago and enjoy being back in my home town after teaching and administrating across the country for many years. I enjoy the opportunity to cheer for all my home town

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Athletic Director
Mr. Jack LeGrandAthletic Director

Personal Profile

I grew up in Justice, Illinois the son of Phil and Alice LeGrand. I have one sister Francie Boss who is a KDG principal in Mokena, Illinois. I married my lovely wife Sharon (Bosman)

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High School Principal
Mr. Brad MitchellHigh School Principal

Personal Profile

I was originally born in Chicago and grew up in the near western suburbs. I graduated high school in 1989 from Timothy Christian High School, which makes this position that much mor

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Director of Admissions & Student Recruitment
Mr. Dan QuistDirector of Admissions & Student Recruitment

Personal Profile

My wife Anna and I currently reside in LaGrange Highlands, IL with our 3 children (Reid: 5, in TC PK; Gwen: 3; and Grant: 1). We also have Maya, our 9-year-old Britney Spaniel. I wa

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Registrar
Mrs. Ann RaleyRegistrar

Personal Profile

Originally from Muskegon, Michigan, I moved to the western suburbs some time ago when I accepted a teaching position at Timothy Christian High School. I have been here ever since! I

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Business Manager
Mr. Jason van den BrinkBusiness Manager

Personal Profile

I grew up in Orland Park Illinois. My parents are Gus and Jayne van den Brink and I have two younger sisters, Emily and Jillayne. While attending high school at Chicago Christian

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Coordinator for Student Services and MTSS
Mrs. Lynn van SteeCoordinator for Student Services and MTSS

Personal Profile

I live in Western Springs, Illinois with my husband and three children, and although our family has lived in many places, the Chicago area feels like home.  I grew up in Michigan a

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Director of Advancement
Mr. Bob VenhousenDirector of Advancement

Personal and Professional Profile:

- Bob and his wife Judy (Stremler) were married on January 2, 2010
- Bob and Judy have 9 children: Justin (‘04), Matthew (‘07), David (‘08), Anneke & Ky

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Director of Teaching & Learning K-8
Mrs. Kristine WiseDirector of Teaching & Learning K-8

Personal Profile

I am a Timothy graduate, class of 1992. I distinctly remember talking with Mr. George Bosman when I was in 6th grade about my aspirations to be a teacher and he said, “Maybe you

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High School Dean of Student Life
Mr. Richard ZylstraHigh School Dean of Student Life

Personal Profile

My wife Lisa and I have been blessed to be a part of the Timothy community since 1985. We are so thankful that all 3 of our children were able to attend and graduate from both Timot

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PRESCHOOL


Preschool Teacher
Mrs. Carolee BuikemaPreschool Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in West Michigan. After offering God the opportunity to take my career anywhere, He my opened a door here and I moved after accepting a job. I met my husband Todd soon aft

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Director of Preschool
Mrs. Sonja CorriganDirector of Preschool

Personal Profile

I was privileged to grow up in this community and graduate from Timothy Christian in 1993. I believe that my Christian education both here at Timothy and in college has contributed

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Preschool Teacher
Mrs. Nancy VanHoutPreschool Teacher

Personal Profile

My husband John and I live in Lombard with our three children Luke, Tessa, and Kate. As Timothy alumni, we are thankful that they have the opportunity to attend TC as we were both b

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


Third Grade Teacher
Ms. Chelsea BardolphThird Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up at Timothy and graduated in 2010. When I was in 5th grade, I

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Second Grade Teacher
Mrs. Megan BoeremaSecond Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in Saline, a small town outside Ann Arbor, Michigan, which means I’m a huge Michigan fan! My husband Ben and I moved to Chicago the summer of 2013 after getting married.

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Fourth Grade Teacher
Mrs. Erin BrightyFourth Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

I was privileged to be raised in a loving, Christian family and attended Delaware County Christian School in Newtown Square, PA from Kindergarten through grade 12. I was born and ra

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Fifth Grade Teacher
Mrs. Deanne BrouwerFifth Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

I am from the southwest suburbs of Chicago, in a town called Orland Park. I was born into a wonderful Christian family and was blessed to know and love Jesus from a very young age.

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Third Grade Teacher
Ms. Lindsey CooperThird Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

I am thrilled to be teaching here at Timothy!  I was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Growing up my two brothers and I were blessed to be able to attend the Christian scho

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K-4 General Music, 5-8 Choral Music, HS Fine Arts Coordinator
Ms. Renee DeJagerK-4 General Music, 5-8 Choral Music, HS Fine Arts Coordinator

Personal Profile

My time at TCS started in 1978 as a 6th grader at the Western Springs campus.  As a native of Hinsdale and a TCHS graduate of 1985, I have many fond memories of life on campus as

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5th – 12th Orchestra Teacher
Mrs. Linda Fox5th – 12th Orchestra Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in Elmhurst and attended the Elmhurst Public Schools. I was blessed to be raised in a Christian family. I accepted Christ as my personal Savior when I was a young girl. I

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Speech-Language Pathologist
Mrs. Rachel FrensSpeech-Language Pathologist

Personal Profile

I grew up in a small town in eastern Michigan. My family and church youth group were influential to the development of my faith. As a child, I wanted to explore the world. My senior

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4th–6th Educational Support Instructor
Ms. Katelyn Geisler4th–6th Educational Support Instructor

Personal Profile

I am originally from Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. Family is a huge part of my life and I am happy God gave me a supportive one! I have dreamed of becoming a teacher since I f

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Third Grade Teacher
Mr. Brad GroenewoldThird Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

I am overjoyed to have returned to Timothy Christian. The teachers at Timothy played a large role in my spiritual growth, and I am excited at the opportunity to play that role in m

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Physical Education Teacher
Ms. Jill GroenewoldPhysical Education Teacher

Personal Profile

Rumor has it that I was born into this world with a basketball in one hand and a whistle in the other. I could dribble a ball before I could walk and by 2 years old, I was receiving

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Middle School Academic Support
Mrs. Laura GroenewoldMiddle School Academic Support

Personal Profile

Hello! I am Laura Groenewold, a Timothy alum.
From Downers Grove, and then Freeport, I am from.
I am married to a wonderful man named Brad.
We have two daughters, Caroline and He

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K–6th Art Teacher
Mrs. Rachel HoogstraK–6th Art Teacher

Personal Profile

I live in Elmhurst with my husband Doug (TC class of 1995) and our 4 children, Greta, Aiden, Lucy and Benet. We enjoy traveling to new places and trying new things. In the summer, w

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First Grade Teacher
Mrs. Ruthie HovingFirst Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

Christian education has always been an important part of my life - from attending Christian schools myself from preschool through college - and continuing by teaching in them. It is

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Fourth Grade Teacher
Mrs. Stephanie HummeFourth Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

As a former student and graduate of Timothy Christian Schools, I am very excited to have the opportunity to teach fourth grade and interact with this great school and community once

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First Grade Teacher
Mrs. Joy KasperFirst Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in Grand Rapids, MI in a loving Christian family.  I attended Christian schools with my three sisters and value that education deeply.  I came to Timothy Christian in 20

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Head Librarian
Mrs. Debbie LarsenHead Librarian

Personal Profile

I am excited to be a part of Timothy’s community as K-8 librarian. I grew up in the Chicago area and attended Southwest Chicago Christian School and Chicago Christian High School.

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Athletic Director
Mr. Jack LeGrandAthletic Director

Personal Profile

I grew up in Justice, Illinois the son of Phil and Alice LeGrand. I have one sister Francie Boss who is a KDG principal in Mokena, Illinois. I married my lovely wife Sharon (Bosman)

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Advanced Educational Support Instructor
Mrs. Deanna MarkosAdvanced Educational Support Instructor

Personal Profile

I grew up a Trojan, so my memories as a child walking these TC hallways bring me such joy and comfort! (It smells and looks the same!)  In my spare time, I have boundless energy an

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Fifth Grade Teacher
Mrs. Abby OkuleyFifth Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in Escondido, California until middle school when my dad took a new job in Brookfield, Wisconsin.  I have enjoyed being able to claim both west coast and Midwest roots. I

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Sixth Grade Teacher
Mrs. Kendra PasekSixth Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

I was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and married my high school sweetheart right out of college. Andy and I live in Westchester and have two beautiful children, Brianna an

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5th – 12th Band Director
Mr. Doug Pelt5th – 12th Band Director

Personal Profile

I am a native of Illinois and grew up in Bridgeview with my parents and two older siblings. My parents were both teachers in CPS, so education is our unofficial family business. In

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Third Grade Teacher
Mrs. Allison RidlenThird Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

Having attended Timothy Christian, it has been and still is my joy and privilege of giving back to the community that nurtured me. I praise God for his hand in crafting this plan fo

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Full Day Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Sandy SchommerFull Day Kindergarten Teacher

Personal Profile

"There are so many things that you 
really should know.
And that’s why I’m bothering telling you so.
Young Cat, if you keep your eyes open enough,
Oh the stuff you will le

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Technology Teacher
Mrs. Cindy Van KampenTechnology Teacher

Personal Profile

Hi ! My name is Cindy Van Kampen and I’ve been a Timothy Trojan since first grade. I graduated from TC in 1983, met my husband David, also a Timothy Grad (Class of 1978) and we ha

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Fourth Grade Teacher
Ms. Bonnie Van DykFourth Grade Teacher

Personal Profile  

I am so excited to be back at Timothy again after being away for college. 14 years was not enough of this a

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First Grade Teacher
Mrs. Valerie VanHollandFirst Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

As I continue my teaching career at Timothy, I am awestruck by the power of God’s faithful hand as he prepared me for this stage in my life. I grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis,

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Sixth Grade Teacher
Mr. Kevin VanderWalSixth Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

My name is Kevin Vander Wal and I am a 2002 graduate of Timothy Christian High School. During  my school years, I never would’ve imagined being a teacher, however, as I reflected

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Half Day Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Becky Vander NaaldHalf Day Kindergarten Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in Northwest Indiana. I attended Highland Christian School through 8th grade and went on to graduate from Illiana Christian High School. I am truly thankful to have parent

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K-6th Art Teacher
Mrs. Melissa VenhousenK-6th Art Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in the Northwest suburb of Arlington Heights, where I attended public schools grades K-12. Following high school, I attended Calvin College ('06). Calvin fueled my passion

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Second Grade Teacher
Mrs. Christine VossSecond Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

Timothy Christian School has been a part of my life for many years. I attended Timothy from preschool through 12th Grade, my dad teaches and coaches in the high school, and I even m

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K–3rd Educational Support Instructor
Mrs. Anna WatsonK–3rd Educational Support Instructor

Personal Profile

I grew up in Clinton, Indiana and moved to the Chicago area 22 years ago.  For the past 20 years, I have lived in Elmhurst with my husband and daughters. This will change in the fa

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Full Day Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Leigh WardFull Day Kindergarten Teacher

Personal Profile

I moved around a bit growing up, but always within Illinois, and I consider myself to be originally from central Illinois, near Peoria. My husband and I have lived in Elmhurst for t

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First Grade Teacher
Mrs. Sue WeglarzFirst Grade Teacher

Personal & Professional Profile

My calling to be an educator came early in life. I clearly remember sitting as a First Grader admiring my teacher and thinking to myself “That’s what I’m go

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Second Grade Teacher
Mrs. Anna WhartnabySecond Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in the small town of Cedar Grove, Wisconsin within a Christian family. I attended Christian schools my whole life (in fact, my first time calling a public school my “hom

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MIDDLE SCHOOL


Middle School Spanish
Mrs. Diana DeBoerMiddle School Spanish

Personal Profile

I am a Chicago Christian High School graduate. It is there that I met Steve, and we’ve been married 20 years. We have 4 kids, Alison, Emily, Ryan, and Leah. We attend Faith CRC, i

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K-4 General Music, 5-8 Choral Music, HS Fine Arts Coordinator
Ms. Renee DeJagerK-4 General Music, 5-8 Choral Music, HS Fine Arts Coordinator

Personal Profile

My time at TCS started in 1978 as a 6th grader at the Western Springs campus.  As a native of Hinsdale and a TCHS graduate of 1985, I have many fond memories of life on campus as

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Eighth Grade Science
Mr. Stephen FernandesEighth Grade Science

Personal Profile

I am Stephen Fernandes and I am the 8th Grade Science Teacher at Timothy Christian. I grew up in West Chicago, Illinois, and attended Wheaton Christian Grammar School as well as Whe

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5th – 12th Orchestra Teacher
Mrs. Linda Fox5th – 12th Orchestra Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in Elmhurst and attended the Elmhurst Public Schools. I was blessed to be raised in a Christian family. I accepted Christ as my personal Savior when I was a young girl. I

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Head Librarian
Mrs. Debbie LarsenHead Librarian

Personal Profile

I am excited to be a part of Timothy’s community as K-8 librarian. I grew up in the Chicago area and attended Southwest Chicago Christian School and Chicago Christian High School.

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Athletic Director
Mr. Jack LeGrandAthletic Director

Personal Profile

I grew up in Justice, Illinois the son of Phil and Alice LeGrand. I have one sister Francie Boss who is a KDG principal in Mokena, Illinois. I married my lovely wife Sharon (Bosman)

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Seventh Grade Science
Mrs. Anna MeyerSeventh Grade Science

Personal Profile

I grew up in Villa Park, Illinois and went through the public school district, graduating from Willowbrook High School in 2008. I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher but

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5th – 12th Band Director
Mr. Doug Pelt5th – 12th Band Director

Personal Profile

I am a native of Illinois and grew up in Bridgeview with my parents and two older siblings. My parents were both teachers in CPS, so education is our unofficial family business. In

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Seventh Grade Math
Mr. Bill RidderSeventh Grade Math

Personal Profile

I grew up in the Timothy community, attending Timothy Christian Schools from Kindergarten through 3rd grade, then again for all of High School. Growing up I knew from a fairly early

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Eighth Grade Language Arts
Mr. Zach SchutteEighth Grade Language Arts

Personal Profile

Before coming to Timothy Christian, I spent 14 years growing up in Sioux Center, IA. I graduated from Calvin Christian High School in Grandville, MI in 2009. I recently was married

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K-8 Social Worker
Mrs. Michelle SchwarzK-8 Social Worker

Personal Profile

I live in Montgomery with my husband, Scott. We recently celebrated our 20th anniversary.   Together, we have the privilege of raising our four amazing kids: Jeremy, Ryan, Mia and

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Seventh Grade Language Arts
Ms. Casey StraussSeventh Grade Language Arts

Personal Profile

I grew up in nearby Hinsdale, Illinois, and attended the University of Iowa for my undergraduate education. I love heading downtown to visit my family and explore the city. My favor

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Eighth Grade Social Studies
Mrs. Judy SytsmaEighth Grade Social Studies

Personal Profile

I feel so blessed! I was able to be a stay at home mom for twenty years and then enter the profession that I always dreamed of – being a teacher. My husband Tom (1973) and I (1975

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Eighth Grade Math
Ms. Kelly VanDenBergEighth Grade Math

Personal Profile

I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. My father is a retired police officer, and my mother is a retired teacher. I have an older sister and brother-in-law, and an adorabl

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Seventh Grade Social Studies
Mr. Ross VanDerBillSeventh Grade Social Studies

Personal Profile

I was born and raised in Richfield, Minnesota which is a suburb of Minneapolis. I am the youngest of three kids and have always enjoyed being the “spoiled baby” of the family. I

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7th-12th Grade Bible Teacher
Rev. Mac Wiener, Jr.7th-12th Grade Bible Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in Elmhurst and came to Timothy Christian High School for my junior and senior year. I not only received a great education but also a rich Christian education. God used my

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Art Teacher
Mrs. Trixy ZielkeArt Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in St. Charles, MO where I attended a Lutheran elementary school though high school. My love for art comes from my upbringing. My family was always making something painti

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HIGH SCHOOL


Science Department Head
Mr. Steve AdamskiScience Department Head

Personal Profile

I have been described as creative and logical.  Students describe me as “chill”.  I enjoy World War II history and reenacting, vintage muscle cars, and all things science.  M

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Spanish Teacher
Mrs. Karen BaioSpanish Teacher

Personal Profile

I was born in Guatemala and Spanish is my first language. I grew up on the north side of Chicago. My husband, Mike, and I have been married since 2005 and the Lord has blessed us wi

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HS Physical Education & Library Staff
Mrs. Kelly ConnollyHS Physical Education & Library Staff

Personal Profile

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California in a loving, Christian home and I attended Christian schools my entire life. I have one older sister. My parents and sister still li

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K-4 General Music, 5-8 Choral Music, HS Fine Arts Coordinator
Ms. Renee DeJagerK-4 General Music, 5-8 Choral Music, HS Fine Arts Coordinator

Personal Profile

My time at TCS started in 1978 as a 6th grader at the Western Springs campus.  As a native of Hinsdale and a TCHS graduate of 1985, I have many fond memories of life on campus as

Read more dejager@timothychristian.com
Physical Education
Mr. Ryan DeKoekkoekPhysical Education

Personal Profile

I am entering my 15th year at Timothy and 13th overall as a teacher. I am originally from Chino, CA, which is about 40 miles east of Los Angeles. Growing up in Southern California a

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Math Teacher
Ms. Jessica DirkseMath Teacher

Personal Profile

I am beyond excited to be teaching at Timothy! I grew up in Downers Grove, IL. My five siblings and I all attended Timothy Christian Schools kindergarten through our senior year of

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5th – 12th Orchestra Teacher
Mrs. Linda Fox5th – 12th Orchestra Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in Elmhurst and attended the Elmhurst Public Schools. I was blessed to be raised in a Christian family. I accepted Christ as my personal Savior when I was a young girl. I

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Science Teacher
Mr. Jon HamelinckScience Teacher

Personal Profile

I was born and raised in a small tourist town about an hour from Toronto, Ontario. I loved to spend time outdoors and being surrounded by God’s creation. After high school I atten

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Spanish teacher
Mrs. Becky HoffmanSpanish teacher
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Director of College & Career
Mr. Jonathan HuizingaDirector of College & Career

Personal Profile

I grew up in Elmhurst, Illinois with my parents and two older siblings. I attended Timothy Christian Schools beginning in pre-school and graduated from the high school in 2006. I cu

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Spanish Teacher
Mrs. Erin LanengaSpanish Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in Rockford, MI and attended Calvin College. I met my husband, Mike, while I was student teaching, and we were married in 2007. I moved to the Chicago-land area in 2004 to

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Head Librarian
Mrs. Debbie LarsenHead Librarian

Personal Profile

I am excited to be a part of Timothy’s community as K-8 librarian. I grew up in the Chicago area and attended Southwest Chicago Christian School and Chicago Christian High School.

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Business Department Chair
Mrs. Kendra LeeBusiness Department Chair

Personal Profile

I moved to Illinois 16 years ago when I began my teaching career.  I spent my childhood in Tennessee and teenage years in Michigan which is where I met my husband.   We have been

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Athletic Director
Mr. Jack LeGrandAthletic Director

Personal Profile

I grew up in Justice, Illinois the son of Phil and Alice LeGrand. I have one sister Francie Boss who is a KDG principal in Mokena, Illinois. I married my lovely wife Sharon (Bosman)

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Bible Teacher / English Teacher
Mr. Aaron LindloffBible Teacher / English Teacher

Personal Profile

My wife and I settled down in Westmont to love our neighbors and raise our three children to do the same. When not working on house projects, I’m playing catch with my son, watchi

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Social Studies Teacher
Mrs. Melanie LumkesSocial Studies Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in Chino, CA and I can proudly claim to be the one person here at Timothy Christian Schools to grow up on a dairy farm. I currently live in Lisle with my husband Jay and o

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English Teacher
Mr. Joseph McLellanEnglish Teacher

Personal Profile 

I am the son of a welder and a librarian from northern Wisconsin. We grew up on an old farmhouse with land, dogs, a skate park, and summer camps nearby. Through the combined effor

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English Teacher / Library Aide
Ms. Amber McNeilEnglish Teacher / Library Aide

Personal Profile

I have a ton of energy. This may or may not be a good thing. You'd have to ask my former students. I love musical theatre and have yet to meet a karaoke stage I haven't conquered. S

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Science Teacher
Mrs. Rachel MirraScience Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in a small town in Northeast Ohio as the oldest of four children. My education took me to Pennsylvania where I spent time in the western part of the state. This is also wh

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English Teacher
Ms. Barb ParkEnglish Teacher

Personal Profile

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a teacher.  After many years in the profession, I still want to be a teacher. Only as a teacher can I bring together so many of

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5th – 12th Band Director
Mr. Doug Pelt5th – 12th Band Director

Personal Profile

I am a native of Illinois and grew up in Bridgeview with my parents and two older siblings. My parents were both teachers in CPS, so education is our unofficial family business. In

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High School Social Worker
Mrs. Janna PiersmaHigh School Social Worker

Personal Profile

I grew up in Elmhurst and am an alumna of Timothy Christian. I enjoyed my time as a student of TC and am excited to be back in the halls where I have such fond memories! I currently

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Math Teacher
Mr. Scott PiersmaMath Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in Northwest Indiana (Munster) as a middle child; I have an older and younger sister. I enjoy all sorts of activities including playing a variety of sports and abstract games.  I also lov

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Registrar
Mrs. Ann RaleyRegistrar

Personal Profile

Originally from Muskegon, Michigan, I moved to the western suburbs some time ago when I accepted a teaching position at Timothy Christian High School. I have been here ever since! I

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Science Teacher
Mr. Carlton RinkScience Teacher

Personal Profile

God has blessed me with a lovely wife, Judy, and three wonderful children, Adam, Justin and Rachel. In addition to active involvement in my local church, Immanuel Lutheran, Elmhurst

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Social Studies Teacher
Mr. Scott RoelofsSocial Studies Teacher

Personal Profile

I am originally from the town of Wheaton, Illinois, where I attended Wheaton Christian Grammar School. As a boy my family took vacations all over the country which helped me to star

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Math Teacher
Mr. Jim SnoeyinkMath Teacher

Personal Profile

My wife Pat and I grew up in Michigan and still have most of our family there. Pat has been a “stay-at-home” mom and has been doing daycare for 25+ years. We have three children

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English Teacher
Mrs. Thelene TornowEnglish Teacher

Personal Profile

In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout says, “Until I feared I would lose it, I did not love reading. One does not love breathing.” These lines exemplify my own love of langua

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Academic Support
Mrs. Laura Van KampenAcademic Support

Personal Profile

I was born and raised in the city of the Original Home to the Chicago Bears, also known as Decatur, Illinois.  I grew up in a loving, Christian home with my parents, older sister,

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Photography Teacher
Mr. Michael VanDerAaPhotography Teacher
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Department Chair
Ms. Cynthia WagleDepartment Chair

Personal Profile

My love for the outdoors is due to my being raised in the small farm town of Geneseo, IL, and being my dad’s daughter. I enjoy just being outside, so, most of my favorite activiti

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Social Studies Teacher
Mr. Brian WhartnabySocial Studies Teacher

Personal Profile

My AP U.S. History teacher inspired me to pursue a history degree in college, and my practicum experiences through Wheaton College affirmed my desire to teach social studies at the

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7th-12th Grade Bible Teacher
Rev. Mac Wiener, Jr.7th-12th Grade Bible Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in Elmhurst and came to Timothy Christian High School for my junior and senior year. I not only received a great education but also a rich Christian education. God used my

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Math Teacher
Mr. Tim WierengaMath Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in the RCA where my Dad served as a minister in Michigan, Colorado, Iowa, Colorado, and Illinois. My wife, Amy-Jo, and I live in Winfield with our son Josiah. We have 3 ol

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Art Teacher
Mrs. Trixy ZielkeArt Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in St. Charles, MO where I attended a Lutheran elementary school though high school. My love for art comes from my upbringing. My family was always making something painti

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SUPPORT STAFF


Director of Content Marketing
Mrs. Amy BodeDirector of Content Marketing
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Renew Coordinator
Mrs. Tyra BoneRenew Coordinator
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K-8 School Nurse
Mrs. Ruth DiffinK-8 School Nurse
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Director of Alumni Relations
Mr. Jay EvenhouseDirector of Alumni Relations
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Transportation Coordinator
Mrs. Sue FolkertsTransportation Coordinator
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Business Office Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Sue HoffBusiness Office Administrative Assistant
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Administrative Assistant, HS
Mrs. Barb HuizengaAdministrative Assistant, HS
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Director of Maintenance
Mr. Don LippDirector of Maintenance
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Administrative Assistant, ES & MS
Mrs. Laura MorenoAdministrative Assistant, ES & MS
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Administrative Assistant, ES & MS
Mrs. Wanda NelsonAdministrative Assistant, ES & MS
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After School Care Coordinator
Mrs. Denise ParkerAfter School Care Coordinator
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Administrative Assistant, HS
Mrs. Barb StollAdministrative Assistant, HS
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Technology
Mr. Neal WettsteinTechnology
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Business Office Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Lisa ZylstraBusiness Office Administrative Assistant
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ALL STAFF


Science Department Head
Mr. Steve AdamskiScience Department Head

Personal Profile

I have been described as creative and logical.  Students describe me as “chill”.  I enjoy World War II history and reenacting, vintage muscle cars, and all things science.  M

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Spanish Teacher
Mrs. Karen BaioSpanish Teacher

Personal Profile

I was born in Guatemala and Spanish is my first language. I grew up on the north side of Chicago. My husband, Mike, and I have been married since 2005 and the Lord has blessed us wi

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Third Grade Teacher
Ms. Chelsea BardolphThird Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up at Timothy and graduated in 2010. When I was in 5th grade, I

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Director of Content Marketing
Mrs. Amy BodeDirector of Content Marketing
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Second Grade Teacher
Mrs. Megan BoeremaSecond Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in Saline, a small town outside Ann Arbor, Michigan, which means I’m a huge Michigan fan! My husband Ben and I moved to Chicago the summer of 2013 after getting married.

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Renew Coordinator
Mrs. Tyra BoneRenew Coordinator
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Fourth Grade Teacher
Mrs. Erin BrightyFourth Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

I was privileged to be raised in a loving, Christian family and attended Delaware County Christian School in Newtown Square, PA from Kindergarten through grade 12. I was born and ra

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Fifth Grade Teacher
Mrs. Deanne BrouwerFifth Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

I am from the southwest suburbs of Chicago, in a town called Orland Park. I was born into a wonderful Christian family and was blessed to know and love Jesus from a very young age.

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Preschool Teacher
Mrs. Carolee BuikemaPreschool Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in West Michigan. After offering God the opportunity to take my career anywhere, He my opened a door here and I moved after accepting a job. I met my husband Todd soon aft

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HS Physical Education & Library Staff
Mrs. Kelly ConnollyHS Physical Education & Library Staff

Personal Profile

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California in a loving, Christian home and I attended Christian schools my entire life. I have one older sister. My parents and sister still li

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Third Grade Teacher
Ms. Lindsey CooperThird Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

I am thrilled to be teaching here at Timothy!  I was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Growing up my two brothers and I were blessed to be able to attend the Christian scho

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Director of Preschool
Mrs. Sonja CorriganDirector of Preschool

Personal Profile

I was privileged to grow up in this community and graduate from Timothy Christian in 1993. I believe that my Christian education both here at Timothy and in college has contributed

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Superintendent
Mr. Matt DavidsonSuperintendent

Personal Profile

I met my wife, Julie, in the 2nd grade at a Christian school. We have been married since the summer of 1993, and today we have three children: Luke, Macy and Joey. By God’s grace,

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Middle School Spanish
Mrs. Diana DeBoerMiddle School Spanish

Personal Profile

I am a Chicago Christian High School graduate. It is there that I met Steve, and we’ve been married 20 years. We have 4 kids, Alison, Emily, Ryan, and Leah. We attend Faith CRC, i

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K-4 General Music, 5-8 Choral Music, HS Fine Arts Coordinator
Ms. Renee DeJagerK-4 General Music, 5-8 Choral Music, HS Fine Arts Coordinator

Personal Profile

My time at TCS started in 1978 as a 6th grader at the Western Springs campus.  As a native of Hinsdale and a TCHS graduate of 1985, I have many fond memories of life on campus as

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Physical Education
Mr. Ryan DeKoekkoekPhysical Education

Personal Profile

I am entering my 15th year at Timothy and 13th overall as a teacher. I am originally from Chino, CA, which is about 40 miles east of Los Angeles. Growing up in Southern California a

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K-8 School Nurse
Mrs. Ruth DiffinK-8 School Nurse
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Math Teacher
Ms. Jessica DirkseMath Teacher

Personal Profile

I am beyond excited to be teaching at Timothy! I grew up in Downers Grove, IL. My five siblings and I all attended Timothy Christian Schools kindergarten through our senior year of

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Director of Alumni Relations
Mr. Jay EvenhouseDirector of Alumni Relations
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Eighth Grade Science
Mr. Stephen FernandesEighth Grade Science

Personal Profile

I am Stephen Fernandes and I am the 8th Grade Science Teacher at Timothy Christian. I grew up in West Chicago, Illinois, and attended Wheaton Christian Grammar School as well as Whe

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Transportation Coordinator
Mrs. Sue FolkertsTransportation Coordinator
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5th – 12th Orchestra Teacher
Mrs. Linda Fox5th – 12th Orchestra Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in Elmhurst and attended the Elmhurst Public Schools. I was blessed to be raised in a Christian family. I accepted Christ as my personal Savior when I was a young girl. I

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Speech-Language Pathologist
Mrs. Rachel FrensSpeech-Language Pathologist

Personal Profile

I grew up in a small town in eastern Michigan. My family and church youth group were influential to the development of my faith. As a child, I wanted to explore the world. My senior

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4th–6th Educational Support Instructor
Ms. Katelyn Geisler4th–6th Educational Support Instructor

Personal Profile

I am originally from Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. Family is a huge part of my life and I am happy God gave me a supportive one! I have dreamed of becoming a teacher since I f

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Third Grade Teacher
Mr. Brad GroenewoldThird Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

I am overjoyed to have returned to Timothy Christian. The teachers at Timothy played a large role in my spiritual growth, and I am excited at the opportunity to play that role in m

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Physical Education Teacher
Ms. Jill GroenewoldPhysical Education Teacher

Personal Profile

Rumor has it that I was born into this world with a basketball in one hand and a whistle in the other. I could dribble a ball before I could walk and by 2 years old, I was receiving

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Middle School Academic Support
Mrs. Laura GroenewoldMiddle School Academic Support

Personal Profile

Hello! I am Laura Groenewold, a Timothy alum.
From Downers Grove, and then Freeport, I am from.
I am married to a wonderful man named Brad.
We have two daughters, Caroline and He

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Director of Technology
Mr. Kevin HackertDirector of Technology

Personal Profile

Throughout my life, God has been faithful. I was raised in the RCA in a caring Christian home, was challenged in my faith by an amazing youth pastor, and was blessed in college to k

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Science Teacher
Mr. Jon HamelinckScience Teacher

Personal Profile

I was born and raised in a small tourist town about an hour from Toronto, Ontario. I loved to spend time outdoors and being surrounded by God’s creation. After high school I atten

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Elementary/Middle School Principal
Dr. Tim HoeksemaElementary/Middle School Principal

Personal Profile

I grew up in Chicago and enjoy being back in my home town after teaching and administrating across the country for many years. I enjoy the opportunity to cheer for all my home town

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Business Office Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Sue HoffBusiness Office Administrative Assistant
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Spanish teacher
Mrs. Becky HoffmanSpanish teacher
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K–6th Art Teacher
Mrs. Rachel HoogstraK–6th Art Teacher

Personal Profile

I live in Elmhurst with my husband Doug (TC class of 1995) and our 4 children, Greta, Aiden, Lucy and Benet. We enjoy traveling to new places and trying new things. In the summer, w

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First Grade Teacher
Mrs. Ruthie HovingFirst Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

Christian education has always been an important part of my life - from attending Christian schools myself from preschool through college - and continuing by teaching in them. It is

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Administrative Assistant, HS
Mrs. Barb HuizengaAdministrative Assistant, HS
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Director of College & Career
Mr. Jonathan HuizingaDirector of College & Career

Personal Profile

I grew up in Elmhurst, Illinois with my parents and two older siblings. I attended Timothy Christian Schools beginning in pre-school and graduated from the high school in 2006. I cu

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Fourth Grade Teacher
Mrs. Stephanie HummeFourth Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

As a former student and graduate of Timothy Christian Schools, I am very excited to have the opportunity to teach fourth grade and interact with this great school and community once

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First Grade Teacher
Mrs. Joy KasperFirst Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in Grand Rapids, MI in a loving Christian family.  I attended Christian schools with my three sisters and value that education deeply.  I came to Timothy Christian in 20

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Spanish Teacher
Mrs. Erin LanengaSpanish Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in Rockford, MI and attended Calvin College. I met my husband, Mike, while I was student teaching, and we were married in 2007. I moved to the Chicago-land area in 2004 to

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Head Librarian
Mrs. Debbie LarsenHead Librarian

Personal Profile

I am excited to be a part of Timothy’s community as K-8 librarian. I grew up in the Chicago area and attended Southwest Chicago Christian School and Chicago Christian High School.

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Business Department Chair
Mrs. Kendra LeeBusiness Department Chair

Personal Profile

I moved to Illinois 16 years ago when I began my teaching career.  I spent my childhood in Tennessee and teenage years in Michigan which is where I met my husband.   We have been

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Athletic Director
Mr. Jack LeGrandAthletic Director

Personal Profile

I grew up in Justice, Illinois the son of Phil and Alice LeGrand. I have one sister Francie Boss who is a KDG principal in Mokena, Illinois. I married my lovely wife Sharon (Bosman)

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Bible Teacher / English Teacher
Mr. Aaron LindloffBible Teacher / English Teacher

Personal Profile

My wife and I settled down in Westmont to love our neighbors and raise our three children to do the same. When not working on house projects, I’m playing catch with my son, watchi

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Director of Maintenance
Mr. Don LippDirector of Maintenance
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Social Studies Teacher
Mrs. Melanie LumkesSocial Studies Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in Chino, CA and I can proudly claim to be the one person here at Timothy Christian Schools to grow up on a dairy farm. I currently live in Lisle with my husband Jay and o

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Advanced Educational Support Instructor
Mrs. Deanna MarkosAdvanced Educational Support Instructor

Personal Profile

I grew up a Trojan, so my memories as a child walking these TC hallways bring me such joy and comfort! (It smells and looks the same!)  In my spare time, I have boundless energy an

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English Teacher
Mr. Joseph McLellanEnglish Teacher

Personal Profile 

I am the son of a welder and a librarian from northern Wisconsin. We grew up on an old farmhouse with land, dogs, a skate park, and summer camps nearby. Through the combined effor

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English Teacher / Library Aide
Ms. Amber McNeilEnglish Teacher / Library Aide

Personal Profile

I have a ton of energy. This may or may not be a good thing. You'd have to ask my former students. I love musical theatre and have yet to meet a karaoke stage I haven't conquered. S

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Seventh Grade Science
Mrs. Anna MeyerSeventh Grade Science

Personal Profile

I grew up in Villa Park, Illinois and went through the public school district, graduating from Willowbrook High School in 2008. I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher but

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Science Teacher
Mrs. Rachel MirraScience Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in a small town in Northeast Ohio as the oldest of four children. My education took me to Pennsylvania where I spent time in the western part of the state. This is also wh

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High School Principal
Mr. Brad MitchellHigh School Principal

Personal Profile

I was originally born in Chicago and grew up in the near western suburbs. I graduated high school in 1989 from Timothy Christian High School, which makes this position that much mor

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Administrative Assistant, ES & MS
Mrs. Laura MorenoAdministrative Assistant, ES & MS
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Administrative Assistant, ES & MS
Mrs. Wanda NelsonAdministrative Assistant, ES & MS
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Fifth Grade Teacher
Mrs. Abby OkuleyFifth Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in Escondido, California until middle school when my dad took a new job in Brookfield, Wisconsin.  I have enjoyed being able to claim both west coast and Midwest roots. I

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English Teacher
Ms. Barb ParkEnglish Teacher

Personal Profile

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a teacher.  After many years in the profession, I still want to be a teacher. Only as a teacher can I bring together so many of

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After School Care Coordinator
Mrs. Denise ParkerAfter School Care Coordinator
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Sixth Grade Teacher
Mrs. Kendra PasekSixth Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

I was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and married my high school sweetheart right out of college. Andy and I live in Westchester and have two beautiful children, Brianna an

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5th – 12th Band Director
Mr. Doug Pelt5th – 12th Band Director

Personal Profile

I am a native of Illinois and grew up in Bridgeview with my parents and two older siblings. My parents were both teachers in CPS, so education is our unofficial family business. In

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High School Social Worker
Mrs. Janna PiersmaHigh School Social Worker

Personal Profile

I grew up in Elmhurst and am an alumna of Timothy Christian. I enjoyed my time as a student of TC and am excited to be back in the halls where I have such fond memories! I currently

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Math Teacher
Mr. Scott PiersmaMath Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in Northwest Indiana (Munster) as a middle child; I have an older and younger sister. I enjoy all sorts of activities including playing a variety of sports and abstract games.  I also lov

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Director of Admissions & Student Recruitment
Mr. Dan QuistDirector of Admissions & Student Recruitment

Personal Profile

My wife Anna and I currently reside in LaGrange Highlands, IL with our 3 children (Reid: 5, in TC PK; Gwen: 3; and Grant: 1). We also have Maya, our 9-year-old Britney Spaniel. I wa

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Registrar
Mrs. Ann RaleyRegistrar

Personal Profile

Originally from Muskegon, Michigan, I moved to the western suburbs some time ago when I accepted a teaching position at Timothy Christian High School. I have been here ever since! I

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Seventh Grade Math
Mr. Bill RidderSeventh Grade Math

Personal Profile

I grew up in the Timothy community, attending Timothy Christian Schools from Kindergarten through 3rd grade, then again for all of High School. Growing up I knew from a fairly early

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Third Grade Teacher
Mrs. Allison RidlenThird Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

Having attended Timothy Christian, it has been and still is my joy and privilege of giving back to the community that nurtured me. I praise God for his hand in crafting this plan fo

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Science Teacher
Mr. Carlton RinkScience Teacher

Personal Profile

God has blessed me with a lovely wife, Judy, and three wonderful children, Adam, Justin and Rachel. In addition to active involvement in my local church, Immanuel Lutheran, Elmhurst

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Social Studies Teacher
Mr. Scott RoelofsSocial Studies Teacher

Personal Profile

I am originally from the town of Wheaton, Illinois, where I attended Wheaton Christian Grammar School. As a boy my family took vacations all over the country which helped me to star

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Fourth Grade Teacher
Mr. Ken ScholmaFourth Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in a quiet town called Jenison, Michigan. During my early years, I attended Jenison Christian School and later Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville, Michigan. After

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Full Day Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Sandy SchommerFull Day Kindergarten Teacher

Personal Profile

"There are so many things that you 
really should know.
And that’s why I’m bothering telling you so.
Young Cat, if you keep your eyes open enough,
Oh the stuff you will le

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Eighth Grade Language Arts
Mr. Zach SchutteEighth Grade Language Arts

Personal Profile

Before coming to Timothy Christian, I spent 14 years growing up in Sioux Center, IA. I graduated from Calvin Christian High School in Grandville, MI in 2009. I recently was married

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K-8 Social Worker
Mrs. Michelle SchwarzK-8 Social Worker

Personal Profile

I live in Montgomery with my husband, Scott. We recently celebrated our 20th anniversary.   Together, we have the privilege of raising our four amazing kids: Jeremy, Ryan, Mia and

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Administrative Assistant, HS
Mrs. Barb StollAdministrative Assistant, HS
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Seventh Grade Language Arts
Ms. Casey StraussSeventh Grade Language Arts

Personal Profile

I grew up in nearby Hinsdale, Illinois, and attended the University of Iowa for my undergraduate education. I love heading downtown to visit my family and explore the city. My favor

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Math Teacher
Mr. Jim SnoeyinkMath Teacher

Personal Profile

My wife Pat and I grew up in Michigan and still have most of our family there. Pat has been a “stay-at-home” mom and has been doing daycare for 25+ years. We have three children

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Eighth Grade Social Studies
Mrs. Judy SytsmaEighth Grade Social Studies

Personal Profile

I feel so blessed! I was able to be a stay at home mom for twenty years and then enter the profession that I always dreamed of – being a teacher. My husband Tom (1973) and I (1975

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English Teacher
Mrs. Thelene TornowEnglish Teacher

Personal Profile

In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout says, “Until I feared I would lose it, I did not love reading. One does not love breathing.” These lines exemplify my own love of langua

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Business Manager
Mr. Jason van den BrinkBusiness Manager

Personal Profile

I grew up in Orland Park Illinois. My parents are Gus and Jayne van den Brink and I have two younger sisters, Emily and Jillayne. While attending high school at Chicago Christian

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Technology Teacher
Mrs. Cindy Van KampenTechnology Teacher

Personal Profile

Hi ! My name is Cindy Van Kampen and I’ve been a Timothy Trojan since first grade. I graduated from TC in 1983, met my husband David, also a Timothy Grad (Class of 1978) and we ha

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Academic Support
Mrs. Laura Van KampenAcademic Support

Personal Profile

I was born and raised in the city of the Original Home to the Chicago Bears, also known as Decatur, Illinois.  I grew up in a loving, Christian home with my parents, older sister,

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Coordinator for Student Services and MTSS
Mrs. Lynn van SteeCoordinator for Student Services and MTSS

Personal Profile

I live in Western Springs, Illinois with my husband and three children, and although our family has lived in many places, the Chicago area feels like home.  I grew up in Michigan a

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Eighth Grade Math
Ms. Kelly VanDenBergEighth Grade Math

Personal Profile

I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. My father is a retired police officer, and my mother is a retired teacher. I have an older sister and brother-in-law, and an adorabl

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Photography Teacher
Mr. Michael VanDerAaPhotography Teacher
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Seventh Grade Social Studies
Mr. Ross VanDerBillSeventh Grade Social Studies

Personal Profile

I was born and raised in Richfield, Minnesota which is a suburb of Minneapolis. I am the youngest of three kids and have always enjoyed being the “spoiled baby” of the family. I

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Fourth Grade Teacher
Ms. Bonnie Van DykFourth Grade Teacher

Personal Profile  

I am so excited to be back at Timothy again after being away for college. 14 years was not enough of this a

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First Grade Teacher
Mrs. Valerie VanHollandFirst Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

As I continue my teaching career at Timothy, I am awestruck by the power of God’s faithful hand as he prepared me for this stage in my life. I grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis,

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Sixth Grade Teacher
Mr. Kevin VanderWalSixth Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

My name is Kevin Vander Wal and I am a 2002 graduate of Timothy Christian High School. During  my school years, I never would’ve imagined being a teacher, however, as I reflected

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Half Day Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Becky Vander NaaldHalf Day Kindergarten Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in Northwest Indiana. I attended Highland Christian School through 8th grade and went on to graduate from Illiana Christian High School. I am truly thankful to have parent

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Director of Advancement
Mr. Bob VenhousenDirector of Advancement

Personal and Professional Profile:

- Bob and his wife Judy (Stremler) were married on January 2, 2010
- Bob and Judy have 9 children: Justin (‘04), Matthew (‘07), David (‘08), Anneke & Ky

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K-6th Art Teacher
Mrs. Melissa VenhousenK-6th Art Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in the Northwest suburb of Arlington Heights, where I attended public schools grades K-12. Following high school, I attended Calvin College ('06). Calvin fueled my passion

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Preschool Teacher
Mrs. Nancy VanHoutPreschool Teacher

Personal Profile

My husband John and I live in Lombard with our three children Luke, Tessa, and Kate. As Timothy alumni, we are thankful that they have the opportunity to attend TC as we were both b

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Second Grade Teacher
Mrs. Christine VossSecond Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

Timothy Christian School has been a part of my life for many years. I attended Timothy from preschool through 12th Grade, my dad teaches and coaches in the high school, and I even m

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Department Chair
Ms. Cynthia WagleDepartment Chair

Personal Profile

My love for the outdoors is due to my being raised in the small farm town of Geneseo, IL, and being my dad’s daughter. I enjoy just being outside, so, most of my favorite activiti

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K–3rd Educational Support Instructor
Mrs. Anna WatsonK–3rd Educational Support Instructor

Personal Profile

I grew up in Clinton, Indiana and moved to the Chicago area 22 years ago.  For the past 20 years, I have lived in Elmhurst with my husband and daughters. This will change in the fa

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Full Day Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Leigh WardFull Day Kindergarten Teacher

Personal Profile

I moved around a bit growing up, but always within Illinois, and I consider myself to be originally from central Illinois, near Peoria. My husband and I have lived in Elmhurst for t

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First Grade Teacher
Mrs. Sue WeglarzFirst Grade Teacher

Personal & Professional Profile

My calling to be an educator came early in life. I clearly remember sitting as a First Grader admiring my teacher and thinking to myself “That’s what I’m go

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Technology
Mr. Neal WettsteinTechnology
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Second Grade Teacher
Mrs. Anna WhartnabySecond Grade Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in the small town of Cedar Grove, Wisconsin within a Christian family. I attended Christian schools my whole life (in fact, my first time calling a public school my “hom

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Social Studies Teacher
Mr. Brian WhartnabySocial Studies Teacher

Personal Profile

My AP U.S. History teacher inspired me to pursue a history degree in college, and my practicum experiences through Wheaton College affirmed my desire to teach social studies at the

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7th-12th Grade Bible Teacher
Rev. Mac Wiener, Jr.7th-12th Grade Bible Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in Elmhurst and came to Timothy Christian High School for my junior and senior year. I not only received a great education but also a rich Christian education. God used my

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Math Teacher
Mr. Tim WierengaMath Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in the RCA where my Dad served as a minister in Michigan, Colorado, Iowa, Colorado, and Illinois. My wife, Amy-Jo, and I live in Winfield with our son Josiah. We have 3 ol

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Director of Teaching & Learning K-8
Mrs. Kristine WiseDirector of Teaching & Learning K-8

Personal Profile

I am a Timothy graduate, class of 1992. I distinctly remember talking with Mr. George Bosman when I was in 6th grade about my aspirations to be a teacher and he said, “Maybe you

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Art Teacher
Mrs. Trixy ZielkeArt Teacher

Personal Profile

I grew up in St. Charles, MO where I attended a Lutheran elementary school though high school. My love for art comes from my upbringing. My family was always making something painti

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Business Office Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Lisa ZylstraBusiness Office Administrative Assistant
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High School Dean of Student Life
Mr. Richard ZylstraHigh School Dean of Student Life

Personal Profile

My wife Lisa and I have been blessed to be a part of the Timothy community since 1985. We are so thankful that all 3 of our children were able to attend and graduate from both Timot

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