Meet the CCS Staff
Our staff is the heart of what we offer in a Christian education. Each is highly qualified and passionate about working with kids on both their faith and academic development. Dedicated to leading with instructional excellence, CCS staff make this school the best place for your child to learn and grow!!
Wendy Colyn (Office Administrator)
Knowledgeable. Efficient. Friendly. Wendy's voice and smile are the first points of contact people have at Covenant, and there are few who know the community (students, parents, staff) better than she. Have a question? Wendy likely has the answer!
Lisa Schilstra (Administrative Assistant)
Jody VanderWier (Custodian)
Meticulous. Caring. Productive. Jody watches over the physical building as if it were her own. Because it is... her children go here after all. Pride of ownership shows!!!
Claudia DeHaan (Resource)
Devoted, helpful, approachable. Claudia assists students and collaborates with homeroom teachers to develop each child's abilities and unique learning character.
Gonda Voortman (Educational Assistant)
Calm, caring, compassionate. Mrs Voortman is skilled in working with individual students to help them to develop to their full potential. Her adaptability and her dynamic personality create a relaxed and fun learning environment.
Christine VanderWier (Educational Assistant)
Creative, positive, and accommodating. Christine ensures that each child knows they are both loved and appreciated!
Kathleen VanHoffen (Educational Assistant)
Linneah Zwaagstra (Educational Assistant)
Anne Haas (Educational Assistant)
Larissa Smith (Educational Assistant)
Nancy Baker (JK)
Gentle, knowledgeable, nurturing. Nancy brings her experience of young children to assist them in a smooth transition to school life. Her ability to bridge the comfort and experience of home to the excitement of school life is immediately evident in her classroom and in her practice.
Carole Zwiers (JK)
Passionate. Authentic. Engaged. Carole endeavours to embrace the uniqueness of each student, infuse the classroom environment with creativity, and share in the joy of learning.
Michelle DeBoer (SK)
Caring, Genuine, Creative. Michelle seeks to draw on the interests and strengths of each of her students. She enthusiastically brings the world to life for her kindergarten students in practical ways.
Lauren Zandstra (Gr. 1).
Energetic, encouraging, experienced. Lauren
loves bringing out the best in others.
Dan Lee (Gr. 1/2)
Passionate, Creative, and Witty. Dan is passionate about Mathematics, English, and the most important academic subject PE. He works hard to maximize learning for all students, and brings a measure of ingenuity to each day.
Carla Teeuwsen (Gr. 2/3)
Cheerful, easy-going, organized and generous. Carla's "servant heart" is appreciated by her students and colleagues.
Stephanie Menger (Gr. 3/4)
Linda Geerts (Gr. 4/5)
Musical, organized, attentive and a story teller. Linda is a faithful team player who recognizes humour in many different situations and finds joy in her relationships with students and staff.
Jer Kingma (Gr. 6/7)
Personable, Athletic, Passionate. Jeremy sees the potential in his students, encourages their development, and helps students shape their unique God-given gifts.
Petra Van Geest (Gr. 7/8)
Annette Penner (Music)
Christine Winter (Drama)
Passionate, enthusiastic, engaging. Christine brings drama to life with a fun-loving spirit. Students can't help but join in!
Joyce Koornneef (Principal, Gr. 6-8).
Energetic, encouraging, experienced. Joyce loves bringing out the best in others.
Kevin Huinink (Executive Director)
Kind, gracious, and thoughtful. Kevin leads by example and helps others to reach their potential. He has a passion for creating a culture that lives out Christian principles while being thoroughly modern.
Christine Rintjema is one of our very faithful volunteers in the Primary grades. Christine has been working with our JK/SK and Grade 1 classes for a few years now, and is specifically interested in literacy development in young children. Her calm, encouraging presence in the classrooms is a great help to our teachers and a fantastic support to our students.