About Mrs. Bouwens

I am very excited to begin my seventh year as a fifth grade teacher at Alward. I LOVE teaching 5th grade!

I am married to Jim and we celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary this summer.

I have two grown children, Trevor and Angela. Trevor and his wife Megan have two daughters, Addison and Bexely.  Angela and her husband Steve live in Holland. They are both real estate agents. They have one and a half year old twin girls! Being a grandma is wonderful!

I graduated from Hope College in 1999. I received my master’s degree from Grand Valley in 2008.

My career began in Holland at Eagle Crest Academy. I taught Title-1 reading to children in grades 1 through 7. I moved into a third grade classroom the next year and stayed in that position for 5 years.

I began teaching in Hudsonville in 2005 as an enrichment teacher. I traveled between Park Elementary, Forest Grove Elementary and Jamestown Elementary each day. My students ranged from pre-K to third grade. I was hired to teach fifth grade at Georgetown the next year and spent the next 6 years there. In 2012 I moved to Alward Elementary to continue teaching 5th grade.

I live in Holland and enjoy spending time with my family.

P.S. I am allergic to scents. I would be grateful if  perfume, cologne, or scented body lotions were not worn to school. Thank you!

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