SOCS 2018-19 Faculty & Staff


Having served as SOCS Principal from 1985-1989, this year Bart Den Boer returns to SOCS as Principal. Bart spent most of his career at Holland Christian Schools as a teacher and administrator, but also served schools in Bethlehem, Palestine; San Jose, CA; and Traverse City, MI. Bart’s sole role is principal. This is half-time; Bart has no regular teaching assignment.

Advancement, Library

After retiring from teaching at SOCS in 2016, Mrs. Pyle shifted to supporting our community as Advancement Director. This year she also serves as our school librarian!

Deanne DeYoung

Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Deanne DeYoung has been a parent here for years and has coordinated our Craft Show as well. Now she is officially  part of the staff as she works in the office.

Victoria (Tory) White

Administrative Assistant

Tory job-shares in the office and works as a church consultant for All Belong Center for Inclusive Education. She also happens to have two kids at SOCS.

Preschool Director

Rebecca Dreyer begins her first year at SOCS and comes to us with six years experience as a preschool teacher and site director for Grand Haven Public Schools and Kent County Head Start.

K/1st Teacher

Emily Wehrmeyer, alumni of SOCS, is in her fourth year of teaching here. She will also be heavily involved in the athletics programs here at SOCS.

2nd/3rd Teacher

Jamie Essenburg, our veteran, is in her eighth year at SOCS. She does have maternity leave from the end of Septemeber till Christmas break, but continues to stay involved and will be back!

4th/5th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Ellen Jacobs came to us last year to cover maternity leave, and she has stayed! We are so blessed to have her full time with our 4th & 5th graders this year! she loves math and science and these kids!

6-8th grade Teacher

With 14 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher at Traverse City Christian School, Mark Rozeboom now lives closer to family in the Holland-Zeeland area, and he teaches our middle school students with great gusto.

Heidi Skinner


Heidi is janitor, as well as co-coordinating our pigs-in-blankets operation. She works hard to keep things clean and the piggies all wrapped.

Deidra Barber


Deidra enjoys her involvement at SOCS, while her kids enjoy attending. She is one of our janitors, keeping the school clean and fresh.


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