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Spotlight On Our Student Teacher

October 03, 2016
By Karen Camarota

Welcome to Mr. Justin DenOuden!

Mr. DenOuden has joined the first grade class as a student teacher this semester, and we are very excited to have him! Mr. DenOuden is currently pursuing his teacher certification through California State University's CalState TEACH program and will be doing all of his student teaching at San Jose Christian School this school year.

Many of you may have seen Mr. DenOuden around campus as a substitute teacher last year. While he does come to us with several years of teaching experience (he taught high school English in Hungary for two years), this is his first time teaching first grade. Some of you may also know that Mr. DenOuden happens to be the brother-in-law of Mrs. DenOuden in third grade. Some of his hobbies include hiking, backpacking, and baking.

Mr. DenOuden has become an integral part of the classroom during his time with us, working with the students one-on-one, in small groups, and for whole class instruction. He brings an enthusiasm to the classroom every day he is here, and the students are blessed by it! They have also enjoyed his creativity in teaching some fun math games and reading lessons.

Please join me in welcoming Mr. Justin DenOuden to First Grade at SJCS!