Our Staff

Meet Our Educators
    • Ron Koole
      Administrator

      Ron Koole

      Administrator
      Personal Info

      • Degree:
        BA Elementary Education
      • College:
        Calvin College
      • Years Teaching:
        37
      • Years at Hope:
        20
      • Hobbies:
        Biking, camping, hunting, reading, card games, activities with kids and grandkids
      • My Email:

    • Laurel Lotterman
      Secretary

      Laurel Lotterman

      Secretary
      Personal Info

      • Years at Hope:
        4
      • Hobbies:
        Reading, swimming, playing volleyball, traveling, spending time with family and friends
      • My Email:

       

    • Christine Van Den Top
      Librarian

      Christine Van Den Top

      Librarian
      Personal Info

    • Deb Kuiper
      Resource

      Deb Kuiper

      Resource
      Personal Info

      • Degree:
        BA Special Education
      • College:
        Calvin College
      • Years Teaching:
        28
      • Years at Hope:
        9
      • Hobbies:
        Reading, swimming, playing piano and organ, spending time with family
      • My Email:

    • Julie Schwarz
      Aide

      Julie Schwarz

      Aide
      Personal Info

      • Degree:
        BA Elementary Education
      • College:
        Calvin College
      • Years Teaching:
        8
      • Years at Hope:
        3
      • Hobbies:
        Reading, crossword puzzles, making jewelry, beach in the summer
      • My Email:

    • Jill Reitsma
      Aide

      Jill Reitsma

      Aide
      Personal Info

      • Degree:
        BA Education with Early Childhood Endorsement
      • Years at Hope:
        10
      • Hobbies:
        Biking, reading, tennis and playing board games
      • My Email:

    • Matt Elzinga
      Band & Choir

      Matt Elzinga

      Band & Choir
      Personal Info

      • Degree:
        BS Computer Science
      • University:
        Grand Valley State University
      • Years Teaching:
        5
      • Years at Hope:
        5
      • Hobbies:
        Kayaking, piano, computer programming
      • My Email:

    • Deb Hoeksema
      Kindergarten

      Deb Hoeksema

      Kindergarten
      Personal Info

      • Degree:
        BS Science- Group Science Emphasis
      • University:
        Grand Valley State University
      • Years Teaching:
        10
      • Years at Hope:
        2
      • Hobbies:
        Camping, reading, and helping daughter with 4-H animals
      • My Email:

    • Sue Grasman
      1st Grade

      Sue Grasman

      1st Grade
      Personal Info

      • Degree:
        BA Group Social Studies
      • University:
        Grand Valley State University
      • Years Teaching:
        14
      • Years at Hope:
        14
      • Hobbies:
        Reading fiction and non-fiction, bike riding, camping, time with family and friends
      • My Email:

    • Stephanie Daling
      2nd Grade

      Stephanie Daling

      2nd Grade
      Personal Info

      • Degree:
        BA Biology & Secondary Education
      • University:
        Grand Valley State University
      • Years Teaching:
        1
      • Years at Hope:
        1
      • Hobbies:
        Camping, hiking, biking, rollerblading, swimming, reading, volleyball
      • My Email:

    • Gayle Lotterman
      3rd Grade

      Gayle Lotterman

      3rd Grade
      Personal Info

      • Degree:
        BS K-12 Art Education Education with Writing Minor
      • University:
        Grand Valley State University
      • Years Teaching:
        3
      • Years at Hope:
        2
      • Hobbies:
        Volleyball, drawing, painting, camping, reading, writing, and swimming
      • My Email:

    • Dan Hanko
      4th Grade

      Dan Hanko

      4th Grade
      Personal Info

      • Degree:
        BA Elementary Education
      • College:
        Calvin College
      • Years Teaching:
        26
      • Years at Hope:
        16
      • My Email:

    • Brian Dykstra
      5th Grade

      Brian Dykstra

      5th Grade
      Personal Info

      • Degree:
        BA Social Science & Language Arts
      • College:
        Hope College
      • Degree:
        Masters – Classroom Teaching & Curriculum
      • University:
        Michigan State University
      • Years Teaching:
        33
      • Years at Hope:
        31
      • Hobbies:
        Gardening and drawing, formerly an avid bee keeper
      • My Email:

    • Mikal Dykshorn
      6th Grade

      Mikal Dykshorn

      6th Grade
      Personal Info

      • Degree:
        BA Elementary Education
      • University:
        Purdue
      • Degree:
        Associates of Applied Sciences in Digital Photography
      • College:
        Harrington College of Design
      • Years Teaching:
        4
      • Years at Hope:
        4
      • Hobbies:
        Photography, biking, hiking with my dog Crosby, reading, traveling
      • My Email:

    • Ed Bos
      7th Grade

      Ed Bos

      7th Grade
      Personal Info

      • Degree:
        BA History, Political Science Minor
      • College:
        Calvin College
      • Years Teaching:
        29
      • Years at Hope:
        29
      • Hobbies:
        Reading (history, historical fiction, science fiction, christian writings), travel, photography, coin and stamp collecting, puzzle making, biking, running, and kayaking
      • My Email:

    • Nathan DeVries
      8th Grade

      Nathan DeVries

      8th Grade
      Personal Info