Newton Christian School

Training to a Higher Standard

Holwerda, Amanda

Amanda Holwerda
Kindergarten Teacher

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Dordt College

I grew up in Newton and attended NCS for K-8th grade. After NCS, I attended Pella Christian High School and Dordt College, where I graduated in 2016 with my BA in elementary education and endorsements in reading and early childhood. Following my graduation from Dordt, I moved to Mt. Vernon, WA where I have been a kindergarten teacher in a small, private Christian school for the past 4 years. I am currently taking classes at Dordt and will graduate in May 2022 with my Masters in developmental reading.

As much as I have loved my time in Washington, I am very excited to move back to my hometown and be closer to my family! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, watching baseball, reading, and drinking coffee.

My dream was always to be a kindergarten teacher and I can not wait to continue to live that dream at the school that was so influential in my life and in my decision to pursue a career in education!