Dr. Hoekstra enjoys sharing the practical experiences from 16 years of middle school teaching with future teachers. She desires to prepare teachers with a biblical worldview who, by God’s grace, can then inspire and encourage their own students.
B.A., Calvin College; M.A., Western Michigan University; Ed.D., Azusa Pacific University
Dr. Hoekstra was born and raised on her family’s farm in Illinois. After marrying her childhood sweetheart, Jack, she worked with young people teaching music and as a volunteer at church and the local Christian school before entering college to prepare for a teaching career. When Lynn is not teaching, she enjoys reading, biking, and taking long walks with Jack and their dog, Teddy.
Teacher, Hudsonville Christian School, 1993-2004; Teacher, Ontario Christian School, 2004-2009; Instructor and Director of Academic Support, Providence Christian College, 2008-2012; Resident Faculty, Teacher Education Program Director, Columbia International University, 2012-present.