Meet our Teachers
Our teachers have a desire to help your child learn and grow.
Miss Rachel S.
Infant Lead Teacher
Infant Assistant Teacher
Toddler Lead Teacher
Hi my name is Virginia. I am 34 years old. I have been married for IO years to Brian. We have 2 children, Chase 9, and Claire 7. I also have some fur babies. My corgi Rusty and my 2 cats Tigger and Freckles.
I have worked at Forest Grove Christian Learning Center since January. I have also worked at other centers for a year and a half. Growing up I would love babysit my younger cousins. I am the second oldest of 15 so I had a lot of experience.
I am currently working towards getting my CDA (Child Development Associate) Doing this has taught me so much more about infants and toddlers. I cant wait to finish!
During my off time I enjoy to spend time with my family. We like to get and enjoy this nice weather. My children love going to the park and the great lakes. When we are not out and stuck at home during bad weather we read, watch movies and play bored games.
I look forward to getting to know all of you!
Assistant Toddler Teacher
My name is Allison Dennis and I have been working here at Forest Grove Christian Learning Center since 2018.
In the past, I have helped lead VBS at my church, and volunteered my time with the church nursery. When I was in high school, I helped teach a preschool class led by my classmates.
I live in Hudsonville with my parents and siblings. I love taking pictures, camping with family, road trips with friends, and listening to county music. I hope to become a social worker someday and intend to keep working with children.
Toddler 2’s Lead Teacher
Assistant 2’s Teacher
2’s Assistant Teacher
My name is Maggie Sharpe. My family consist of, my mom, dad, sister, and my dogs. I have volunteered in my church nursery for 4 years.
I am attending Grand Rapids Community Collage and majoring in Early Childhood Development.
Some of my hobbies include, singing, playing the flute, and the piano – just a little bit.
Assistant 2’s Teacher
Hi, my name is Rachel Mulder, but everyone calls me Rae. My family consists of my mom, dad, two sisters, a brother in law, a niece, and a dog named Bailey. In my spare time, I like to play games, hang out with family and friends, read books, watch movies, and listen to music.
My experience working with children includes, babysitting for family, friends, and neighbors. For 3 years, I have volunteered at the Bridge Youth Center in Zeeland. There I tutor and mentor high school students. After volunteering, I served as an AmeriCorps member at the Bridge Youth Center.
Young Preschool 3’s Lead Teacher
3’s and 4’s Assistant Teacher
Hi, my name is Alayna Forgette. I just finished my freshman year at Grand Canyon University and I am studying to be a Child, Life Specialist in a hospital.
Some of my experiences with children include, teaching preschool with the Early Childhood Education program at Hudsonville High School, as well as working in the special education classroom. I have also helped teach a kindergarten class, as well as completed an independent study for elementary special education. Lastly, I was a member of LINKS program throughout my senior year at Hudsonville High School.
Some of my hobbies include drawing, painting, and dancing. My family consists of my mom, who works at Forest Grove Elementary, my dad, and my younger brother who will be a senior at Hudsonville High School. I also have a dog named Rusty, who is a Havanese.
I look forward to getting to know all of the children here this summer and watching them learn and grow!
4’s Lead Teacher
Hi! My name is Allison Lameyer. My family members are my mom and dad, my sister Paige, my brother Chase, and a crazy boxer lab mix named Cody. I graduated from Hudsonville High School in 2018, and I am continuing my education at Grand Valley State University.
I like Spanish, and I have been studying the language since 2013. I am an active member at Forest Grove Reformed Church. I enjoy reading, hildng, fishing, doing puzzles, and watching baseball. I also love mission trips and have served in South Carolina, Chicago, Alaska, Kentucky, and Guatemala. I hope for many more mission trip opportunities in the future. During the summers, I volunteer on staff at Eaglecrest Camp in Sutton, Alaska.