Meet the Teachers

   Ruth Baas: Director/Teacher (1996 – Present)

   BA Elementary Education, Calvin College

   12 credits Early Childhood Education, Moraine Valley Community College

   Why I teach? I experience joy in working with young children.  It is a privilege to encourage and guide their natural desires to learn and grow in the knowledge of themselves and God’s world.  Planting the seeds of faith and learning in their precious hearts is a calling that deserves excellence and commitment, two qualities that I am excited to bring to teaching and directing at Orland Park Christian Preschool.

Janna Kuyvenhoven:  Teacher (2005 – Present)

A.A. College of Dupage

Why I Teach? I consider it a privilege to teach at Orland Park Christian Preschool.  I enjoy getting to know each child and appreciate their unique differences and their love of learning.  I enjoy teaching them about God’s love through Bible stories, songs, books and play time.  I desire their preschool experience to be positive and fun and hope to instill a love of learning that will last a lifetime.  I believe that God has called me to teach at OPCP so that I can make a difference in the lives of these precious children.

Brenda Harms:  Teacher (2013 – Present)

 BA Elementary Education, Trinity Christian College

 Why I teach? I believe that God has called me to teach at Orland Park Christian Preschool. It is a blessing to see the wonder and joy in children's eyes as they learn about God's world. I enjoy teaching in a Christian school where we can share the love of Jesus with each precious child.

Cindy Schipma:  Teacher (2017 – Present)

BA Elementary Education, Trinity Christian College

Why I Teach? I enjoy seeing the excitement in children when they learn something new.  It is an honor to be able help them discover the world around them and to share in their joy and enthusiasm to learn new things.  I enjoy teaching them about God’s love for them and seeing the Bible stories through their eyes.