Meet Mrs. Hekman & Mrs. Pell
Mrs. Pell and Mrs. Hekman have been teaching together for many years now and love it! Mrs. Hekman has a master's in special education with endorsements in cognitive impairments, early childhood, and early childhood special education from GVSU. She lives in Jenison with her husband and 4 kids. Mrs. Pell went to Calvin for her undergrad and has a master's from GVSU as well as endorsements in cognitive impairments and learning disabilities. She lives in Hudsonville with her husband and 3 kids. When they're not teaching, Mrs. Pell and Mrs. Hekman enjoy spending time together with their kids (who are the same ages and love to play together!)
Our para pros this year are Emily Plaggemeyer, Jess Bakhuysen and Nancee Mast. They assist students in specials (gym, music, art and STEAM), recess/lunch and with academics throughout the day. They really are an essential part of our program and have a deep love for each of the students in our classroom. They all have experience differentiating lessons for each student so that the students are challenged at their instructional level.