South Olive Christian Staff

Mark Rozeboom, Principal

Mark Rozeboom is the principal for South Olive Christian School as well as the Middle School Social Studies teacher. With over twenty years of teaching experience, Mark loves getting to know all of the students each year.

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Deanne DeYoung, Administrative Assistant

Deanne DeYoung is an administrative assistant who works in the office providing tours to prospective students and assisting families through their informational needs or questions. Deanne also provides support to teachers and students during the day.

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Polly Storteboom, Preschool Director & Teacher

Polly Storteboom is the Preschool and Young Fives Director and Teacher. Polly loves to be part of a student’s beginning journey at school and show them the joy of learning. Each year, she looks forward to meeting her new and returning students.

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Emily Khol, Kindergarten Teacher

Emily Khol is the Kindergarten teacher for South Olive Christian School. As an alumuni of South Olive, Emily loves being able to teach in a place where she had such fond childhood memories. Now she gets to help students create their own memories.

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Kelsey Greer, Long-term Substitute Teacher

Kelsey Greer is the long term substitute teacher for several classes to cover maternity leaves. She is excited to step into this new role to help teach.

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Kelsey DeWitt, First Grade Teacher

Kelsey DeWitt is South Olive’s First Grade Teacher. Kelsey loves being able to form impactful relationships with her students. With several years of prior teaching experience at a Christian school, Kelsey is thrilled to join the South Olive family.

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Kaylee Tonneberger, Second Grade Teacher

 Kaylee Tonneberger is the Second Grade Teacher for South Olive Christian School. With previous experience as a substitute teacher in other schools, Kaylee is excited to create relationships with her very own class of students.

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Jamie Essenburg, Third Grade Morning Teacher

Jamie Essenberg is the Third Grade Morning Teacher at South Olive. Jamie enjoys learning about her students and teaching them all the important subjects covered in third grade. 

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Sherrie Stuursma, Third Grade Afternoon Teacher

Sherrie Stuursma is excited to be the Third Grade Afternoon Teacher for South Olive. With previous experience as a SOCS substitute teacher, Sherrie has enjoyed getting to know all of the kids in the school in previous years and this year as a teacher.

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Tammy Klaver, Fourth/Fifth Grade Teacher

Tammy Klaver is South Olive Christian School’s Fourth and Fifth Grade Teacher. With years of past teaching experience, Tammy never tires of meeting her students and cultivating a relationship with them throughout the school year.

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Becky Blank, Middle School English Language Arts Teacher

Becky Blank is the Middle School English Language Arts Teacher for South Olive. English Language Arts is a formative class for middle school students, which Becky enjoys bringing to life in a new and exciting way for her classes.

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Dawn Verbrugge, Middle School Bible, Math & Science Teacher

Dawn Verbrugge works at South Olive Christian School as the Middle School Bible, Math, and Science Teacher. Dawn loves seeing her students learn in each of these subjects and provides many light bulb moments with her teaching.

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Benjamin Rodgers, Fourth-Eighth Grade Choral Teacher

Benjamin Rodgers is the Fourth through Eighth Grade Choral Teacher at South Olive. Benjamin is excited to encourage the students at South Olive Christian School in their musical abilities. Music and his students are very important to him.

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