Our Teachers

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Amy Hoolsema - Kindergarten Teacher

Amy Hoolsema attended Kalamazoo Christian Schools from Kindergarten to 12th Grade. She attended Western Michigan University after being awarded the Medallion Scholarship. where she majored in Special Ed and minored in English. While there she maintained a spot on the Dean’s List Honor Roll. During that time, she helped out in the Special Ed classroom at East Christian School. After that, she was Manager of a restaurant for 7 years. After her first child was born, she moved on to work as a teller at a bank so she could spend evenings at home with her daughter. Soon after, she was able to stay home with her small children for 10 years. She then worked at the Kalamazoo Christian Middle School office as an Administrative Assistant until she moved to Rudyard. She worked at Old Mission Bank as a teller until she began working at Rudyard Christian School in the fall of 2013. While here, she has taught Bible, Math, Music, Phonics, Science, Social Studies, Spelling, and Reading for multiple grades. For the past year, she has taught Kindergarten here at RCS, along with all Phonics classes and K-3 Bible. She also teach piano lessons. She enjoys spending time with her family, going on adventures, reading, and playing the piano. She is blessed and thankful to be part of the RCS community.

 

Karilyn Jensen - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade Teacher

 

Mrs. Jensen first began teaching at the Rudyard Christian School during the 2018-2019 school year. She grew up in Kincheloe and attended Rudyard Area Schools through pre-k-12th grade. 

Mrs. Jensen then went on to attend Bible college in Minneapolis, MN and graduated from North Central University with a degree in English Writing and minor in Bible. Mrs. Jensen had worked in the Rudyard school district for 3 years before joining the Rudyard Christian School, and has loved every minute spent with her wonderful students. 

Mrs. Jensen is married to her best friend, Levi, who is a nurse at War Memorial Hospital; and has a beautiful baby girl, Orfelina Jensen, their precious miracle baby. 

Mrs. Jensen enjoys teaching, singing at her church, reading, going to the beach, and spending time with her family. Her favorite verse in the Bible is

Psalm 27:13-14-

“I remain confident of this:

    I will see the goodness of the Lord

    in the land of the living.

Wait for the Lord;

    be strong and take heart

    and wait for the Lord.”