Van Wyk Science

Co-Lead Teacher, TfT Leadership Team, 6-8 Science, 7-8 STEM Exploratory, Middle School Cross Country Coach  

  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education 

    • Endorsements in Middle School Math, Science and Coaching

This is my 5th year at PCGS and I couldn't be more excited to get started.This year I will be teaching all middle school science as well as Design and Modeling and Robotics as a STEM Exploratory. I have always had a passion for teaching science and it is such a fun, hands-on engaging subject! I will also be coaching middle school cross country this year which will be new for me and I am excited to get started! 

Here is a little bit about me: 

  • 2008 Lynnville-Sully High School Graduate
  • 2012 Central College Graduate
  • 2012-2014 Middle School Science Teacher at Berg Middle School in Newton
  • 2017 I traveled to Kigoma, Tanzania in Africa to help provide professional development for teachers in a school called Hope of the Nations. It is an English speaking primary school (K-6). 
  • I have successfully run 2 full marathons and 11 half marathons. I have two more halfs this year in Chicago and Des Moines! 
  • I am an aunt to my nephew Kreighton and my niece Oaklynn. They bring so much joy to my life! 
  • I attend Third Reformed Church in Pella
    • Favorite Bible verses:
      • "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6
      • "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6
      • "And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus" Hebrews 12:1-2