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Jessica Van Der Pol

Jessica Van Der Pol
Jessica Van Der Pol
2nd Grade Teacher
Groups: Elementary

What Class Do You Teach?
2nd Grade

College/Degree Information
Trinity Christian College, BA in Elementary Education with a minor in English and a concentration in Music

Share A Few Things About Yourself
My husband, Ron, a junior high and high school teacher here at Calvin, and I have 3 children: Jocelyn (GCU freshman), Sierra (Junior), and Darin (6th grader).  I love to read, listen to music, drink GOOD coffee, sing with the worship team at my church, and run.

What Is Your Favorite Scripture?
I don't have a favorite verse, but I'm drawn to the book of Psalms and any verse that talk about God hearing our cries.

How Do You Connect Faith & Learning?
I connect Faith and learning in my classroom by not only teaching core subjects from a distinctly Christian perspective, but also in our daily conversations we have with one another.  This can happen when teaching about families in reading or walking to P.E. marveling in the creation surrounding us. My faith is a part of everything I do in the classroom and it naturally flows into the interactions I have with my students.  I am blessed to be able to teach in this way at CCS.