Ms. VanZanten

Miss VanZanten, 2nd Grade teacher at Red Cedar

Teaching has been my dream since I was in third grade and now I get to make that dream come true each and every day! I absolutely love what I do and, although it can be challenging at times, you kiddos make it all worth while :-) Watching kids learn to love learning and grow into kind, considerate human beings are a few highlights of my job.

I graduated from Ashland University in Ohio and this is my seventh year teaching at Red Cedar. After a few years of dragging my feet and debating on degrees, I finally made the decision to begin graduate school over the summer. In two years, I’ll have my master’s degree in Learning and Technology!

My fiancé, Matt, and I live here in Bluffton with Reese, our furry, four-legged baby girl. Reesey loves when Easton, Matt’s almost five year old son, comes to stay with us! We all look forward to visits from Mom and Dad, Mamaw and Papa, Matt and Erin, and Wesley, my nephew. Very soon I’ll have another nephew and I can’t wait to spoil him rotten.