DCS Faculty
Mrs. Maria DeJong
Mrs. Maria DeJong
Kindergarten Teacher

I attended Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and earned my teaching degree in 1993. I moved, with my husband Tim, to the Delavan area and taught 3rd and 4th grade here at Delavan Christian School for 3 years. When I became pregnant with my first child, I chose to be a stay-at-home Mom. We currently have 1 daughter at DCS, who will be an 8th grader. Our older daughters are currently a Freshman and a Junior in college. A few years ago, I decided to get back into the school setting and worked as a teacher aide and a substitute teacher. When the Kindergarten position came open at DCS, I eagerly applied. I am excited to be back in the role of teacher here at DCS and am really excited about starting my 7th year of teaching Kindergarten!

Mrs. Brenda Flikkema
Mrs. Brenda Flikkema
First Grade Teacher

This is my 28th year of teaching at DCS. I have taught preschool, third and fourth, and first and second grades here over the years. I also taught second grade in the morning and seventh and eighth grade in the afternoon for one year in Pease, MN while my husband was attending college.

I live in Delavan with my husband Brent. We have three children, Alesha, Joshua, and Kara. Alesha is a graduate of Judson University in Elgin, Il. She is married to Jeremy Wyman, and has two sons, Levi and Lucas and 2 daughters, Aralee and Addelae. Our son, Josh, is a Graduate of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL. and is currently attending St. Cloud State for education. Kara attended Judson University for one semester and is now working as a nanny.

I enjoy spending time with my family, being a grandma!,camping, reading, and gardening. I feel very blessed to be able to teach in a Christian school. I love children and helping them discover the amazing world God has given to us.

Mrs. Grace Hirte
Mrs. Grace Hirte
Administrator
Beth Hutson
Beth Hutson
Second Grade Teacher
Mrs. Kasey Musser
Mrs. Kasey Musser
Middle School Teacher

Hello DCS! I am so excited to be a part of this new community and team of teachers and staff. This will be my first year at DCS but my fourth year teaching. Previously I was a 7th grade literature and language arts teacher in Ottawa, IL. I received my degree from Judson University in Elgin, IL. My husband and I live in Delavan. We love being outdoors. We enjoy playing tennis, riding bikes, and hiking. Reading, sewing, playing games and spending time with family are some of my favorite things. I am also excited to be the volleyball coach this year. I played volleyball through college and coached at my old school. I am thrilled to see all God has in store for this school year! 

Ms. Jan Olson
Ms. Jan Olson
Librarian
Mrs. Sue Olson
Mrs. Sue Olson
Preschool Teacher

Welcome to Delavan Christian School! I am in my 28th year of teaching. I did my undergraduate studies at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. My graduate work was at UW-Whitewater. I began my career as a special education teacher at Walworth Elementary School. After teaching for three years at Walworth, I began at DCS, teaching first and second grade. After two years of teaching in this position, the preschool position opened up and I have been there since!  I am also the special education teacher. 

My husband and I have been blessed with 5 children. I enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with my family. I find it a privilege to be a teacher. Spending time with children and helping them to grow in God's love is the best job ever. We would love to have you come visit our preschool classes and see what we are all about!

Kristen Preuss
Kristen Preuss
Technology and Physical Education Teacher
Mrs. Emily Smith
Mrs. Emily Smith
DCS Secretary

   

Mr. Luke Taylor
Mr. Luke Taylor
Middle School Teacher / Computers/ Phy Ed

I have been teaching at DCS since 2004. I have been blessed to be able to teach subjects that are interesting to myself. I love the challenges of teaching mathematics to students in the fifth-eighth grade range. A common question that I hear from students is "When will I ever use this?" Sometimes I have a concrete answer to that question but not always. I have learned that God has given us the ability to understand difficult concepts. Not every adult uses square roots every day in their life, but the Lord has given us the ability to comprehend square roots, so we owe it to Him to learn these concepts. At DCS the math series can be challenging, but it prepares our children for high school and it gets the kids thinking deeper.  Recently I have become the 7th and 8th grade homeroom teacher, which has added new areas of study. Each subject area is fascinating to me and allows me to see the different strengths of our Middle School students. My favorite part of teaching at DCS is the interaction with the students. There is so much growth seen in the students from entering into fifth grade to eighth grade graduation. The most rewarding growth I get to witness is the love and commitment to their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Mrs. Elaine Vegter
Mrs. Elaine Vegter
Art Teacher
Mrs. Janet Versweyveld
Mrs. Janet Versweyveld
Third and Fourth Grade Teacher

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year at Delavan Christian School! I am delighted to be back for my 15th  year at DCS! I have an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, and I have a Master's Degree in Education from UW-Whitewater. In my free time, you'll find me running, baking, reading, and traveling.  My husband and I have three children and we live on a hobby farm in rural Delavan. It is a gift to be able to integrate my Christian faith with my teaching. It is a true blessing to be entrusted with your children, and I covet your prayers.

Mrs. Sarah Yakes
Mrs. Sarah Yakes
Music Teacher

I'm very excited to be a part of the DCS family! I started teaching piano lessons here earlier this year and enjoy sharing the love of music with my students.

I will also be working as a teacher's aide part-time and look forward to a great school year! I worked in the Delavan-Darien school district as an aide for the past 9 years and really enjoy working with kids of all ages.

My husband Derk and I live in Darien and have two daughters. Cierra lives in Madison and will graduate from MATC this year. Kayla is a Senior at DDHS.

In my spare time I love playing the piano, hiking & biking, camping, just being out in nature, playing games & traveling.