Ms. Goorhouse joined the BCS staff in the 2006-’07 school year, after graduating from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She serves as our Spanish Teacher and Library Specialist. Melissa has earned a Master of Arts: Foreign Language and Literature and a Master of Library and Information Science.
Ms. Goorhouse has a strong background in Christian education, having attended Holland (MI) Christian Schools from kindergarten through high school—where her father teaches math. She loves the Spanish language and culture, and is “excited to share this with the students of BCS.” Besides having studied Spanish, she has tutored in ESL (English as a Second Language) classes, visited Mexico several times, and worked with Hispanic children and their families.
Melissa is a member of Brookfield Christian Reformed Church. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys reading and music—especially playing the euphonium.
Ms. Goorhouse’s Mission Statement:
Melissa believes that Christian education is important because “it teaches students how to view everything—not just church—from a Christian perspective. Christian education does not separate academics, sports, social activities, and the Bible into unrelated areas, but tries to show the student how they are all related. I want to teach in a Christian school because I want to show students that our faith affects every aspect of our life, including Spanish and P.E.”