Our Staff

Meet Our Educators
    • Ron Koole
      Administrator

      Ron Koole

      Administrator
      Personal Info

      • Degree:
        BA Elementary Education
      • College:
        Calvin College
      • Years Teaching:
        42
      • Years at Hope:
        25
      • 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:
        9
      • Hobbies:
        Reading, swimming, playing volleyball, traveling, spending time with family and friends
      • My Email:

       

    • Deb Hoeksema
      Kindergarten

      Deb Hoeksema

      Kindergarten
      Personal Info

      • Degree:
        BS Science- Group Science Emphasis
      • University:
        Grand Valley State University
      • Degree:
        Masters Degree in Instruction and Curriculum with an emphasis in Elementary Education
      • University:
        Grand Valley State University
      • Years Teaching:
        15
      • Years at Hope:
        7
      • 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:
        19
      • Years at Hope:
        19
      • Hobbies:
        Reading fiction and non-fiction, bike riding, camping, time with family and friends
      • My Email:

    • Julie Schwarz
      2nd Grade

      Julie Schwarz

      2nd Grade
      Personal Info

      • Degree:
        BA Elementary Education
      • College:
        Calvin College
      • Years Teaching:
        13
      • Years at Hope:
        8
      • Hobbies:
        Reading, crossword puzzles, making jewelry, beach in the summer
      • My Email:

    • Gayle Lotterman
      3rd Grade

      Gayle Lotterman

      3rd Grade
      Personal Info

      • Degree:
        BS K-12 Art Education with Writing Minor
      • University:
        Grand Valley State University
      • Degree:
        Master of Education – Literacy Studies
      • University:
        Grand Valley State University
      • Years Teaching:
        8
      • Years at Hope:
        7
      • Hobbies:
        Volleyball, drawing, painting, camping, reading, writing, and swimming
      • My Email:

    • Rebecca Boeve
      4th Grade

      Rebecca Boeve

      4th Grade
      Personal Info

      • Degree:
        Working towards a BA in Elementary Education
      • University:
        Calvin University
      • Years Teaching:
        1
      • Years at Hope:
        1
      • Hobbies:
        Playing sports, reading, hiking, playing piano, baking, and gardening
      • My Email:

    • Dan Hanko
      4th Grade

      Dan Hanko

      4th Grade
      Personal Info

      • Degree:
        BA Elementary Education
      • College:
        Calvin College
      • Years Teaching:
        31
      • Years at Hope:
        21
      • 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:
        38
      • Years at Hope:
        36
      • Hobbies:
        Gardening and drawing, formerly an avid bee keeper
      • My Email:

    • Stephanie Daling
      6th Grade

      Stephanie Daling

      6th Grade
      Personal Info

      • Degree:
        BA Biology & Secondary Education
      • University:
        Grand Valley State University
      • Years Teaching:
        6
      • Years at Hope:
        6
      • Hobbies:
        Camping, hiking, biking, rollerblading, swimming, reading, volleyball
      • My Email:

    • Nathan DeVries
      8th Grade

      Nathan DeVries

      8th Grade
      Personal Info

       

    • Jill Reitsma
      Discovery Center

      Jill Reitsma

      Discovery Center
      Personal Info

      • Degree:
        BA Education with Early Childhood Endorsement
      • Years Teaching:
        15
      • Years at Hope:
        15
      • Hobbies:
        Biking, reading, tennis and playing board games
      • My Email:

    • Matt Elzinga
      Band & Choir

      Matt Elzinga

      Band & Choir
      Personal Info

      • Degree:
        BA – Mathematics
      • University:
        Western Governors University
      • Years Teaching:
        10
      • Years at Hope:
        10
      • Hobbies:
        Kayaking, piano, computer programming
      • My Email: