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Bev Broersma

Rockford Christian School

Bev Broersma, 4th Grade Teacher

Where did you begin your career in education?
I began my career in education in 1979 at Creston Christian School.

How many years have you been working in Christian education?
30 years

What schools/buildings have worked at either before coming to GRCS or while at GRCS?
Creston Christian and Rockford Christian School.

Do you have a favorite year that you worked or a favorite memory? What made this stand out in your mind?
Each year for the past eight years, I have taken my class to a John Ball Zoo Lab. We spent five days at the zoo each year, working with zoo staff, parents, and the animals learning about God's creation.

Tell about a moment in your career that you will never forget, possibly at an event or with a student or co-worker.
One year my 4th-grade class was watching a monarch butterfly slip out of a chrysalis. One of the kids looked at me and said, "How could someone see that happen and not believe in God?" It gave me chills!

Tell about your most significant learning experience either from a colleague, student, parent, or Professional Development Day.
Since we have been teaching at home, I have learned just how supportive, caring, and Christ-like parents can be. It's been a challenge, but they have worked hard with kids and with me.  

What are you looking forward to, or what is your next adventure?
I am excited about spending time with grandkids and traveling with my daughter, Kristin. 

Any other advice, memories, or stories you would like to share?
We started Rockford Christian School in a tiny building. It was thrilling to move to the new building! The fall it was finished, we were crammed into the little RCS building. We moved over Christmas. It was an incredible experience.