About

This site is to be an educational technology resource for teachers at Grand Rapids Christian High School. If you are wondering who to go to for your tech needs at GRCHS, remember to check this handy guide. Please contact your tech coaches (Nate Vanderzee and Dan Hoekstra) with any questions.

Here is some information about us:

Dan Hoekstra

Dan Hoekstra is a science teacher at Grand Rapids Christian High School, where he has taught since 2008. (He began teaching in 2002). Dan often teaches chemistry, AP Biology, and biology and he also helps to coach cross country and track. In addition, he serves as a technology coach to help teachers integrate meaningful technology into their lesson plans. Dan majored in biology and chemistry at Calvin College. He then earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Policy and Leadership from Marquette University and is currently working toward a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology (MAET) from Michigan State University. When he is not teaching, prepping, studying, or coaching Dan likes to catch up on family time with his wife and 3 kids. He also likes to run long distances without his computer or cell phone. Contact him at dhoekstra@grchristian.org or on Twitter @dhoekstra78.

highres_219867272Nate Vanderzee is a social studies teacher at Grand Rapids Christian High School, where he has taught since 2008. He graduated from Calvin College in 2004, where he majored in history and Spanish. Nate began his teaching career in 2005, teaching Spanish, but these days he usually teaches global issues, government, and U.S. history. He also serves as a technology coach and enjoys supporting his fellow teachers as they integrate technology in meaningful ways. Nate is currently nearing completion of a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from Grand Valley State University. In his spare time, Nate enjoys hanging out with his family (wife and 3 kids) and playing video games and role-playing games. He also enjoys video production and tinkering around on the computer. Contact him at nvanderzee@grchristian.org or Twitter @nate206

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