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Mrs. Vanessa Van Kempen

Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III, Advanced Spanish

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Position at Unity:   Spanish 1, 2, 3, and 4 teacher!

Professional and Educational Background: I am a graduate of Dordt College where I majored in both Spanish K12 Education and Elementary Education. During the spring of my junior year at Dordt, I was able to spend a semester studying abroad in Seville, Spain. My senior year, I student taught Spanish at Marcus Meridan Cleghorn. After graduating, my husband and I moved to Lansing, Illinois, where I taught Spanish and Art at Lansing Christian School for one year. This will be my first year teaching Spanish at Unity Christian.


Childhood and Family Background:  I grew up in Sheldon, Iowa. I attended Sheldon Christian School and Western Christian High School. After graduating from Dordt, I married Josh VanKempen. Josh and I moved out the to Chicago area for one year after college. We are very excited to back in the area and for the great opportunities we have at Unity!


Church Life: Josh and I are in the process of finding a church in Orange City where we can become active members.


Life Outside of Unity: I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends. My husband and I love to do anything outdoors. We enjoy walking, biking, playing sports, bon fires, and spending time at Okoboji. We also try to keep busy going to our siblings’ sporting events.


Why I Teach at Unity: Christian education has made a major impact on my life. I am excited to be in a school where students and staff can learn and grow together in their faith.
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