Ms. Westerhoek

My journey at W.C.S. began when I was a student here myself. Growing up, I dreamed of becoming a teacher one day, inspired by the ones I encountered in my years at Willowdale and TDChristian. Since then, I have been blessed to have taught in South Korea, Laos, Tanzania, and most recently completed my teacher training in the UK. Knowing the impact Christian education had on my formative years, I feel excited and grateful to be able to join the teaching staff at Willowdale. Cultivating intrinsic motivation and emotional regulation are cornerstones of my teaching philosophy, and I believe in creating a classroom environment where students feel safe, valued, and cherished for who they are. Being able to return to a school that helped mould and shape me as a child, I hope to guide my students to grow in Christ, our greatest teacher.

Fun Fact:

I love to travel and try food from all over the world and have lived in and visited over 30 countries. In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors, taking photos, reading, and cooking.