Hospers Elementary Staff Directory



Aalbers, Brady

Aalbers, Brady

4th Grade/Math/Science/Social Studies

Hospers Elementary

Graduate of MOC-Floyd Valley and Northwestern College. I also have a Master’s degree in Education from Southwest Minnesota State University.
I love teaching 4th graders and coaching at MOC-Floyd Valley! Outside of school I enjoy hunting and fishing, boating, watching movies, and spending time watching my kids in their activities. I am married to Lindsay and we have 4 kids–Jenna, Carter, Blake and Jordyn. GO DUTCH!!

Anderson, Pam

Anderson, Pam

General Music

Hospers Elementary, Middle School

Graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from Waldorf College in 1991 and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wartburg College in 1994. I am married to Kent, who is the finance officer for the City of Orange City. We have two precious daughters, Autumn, a 5th grader and Lydia, a 3rd grader at Orange City Elementary. In my free time I enjoy playing the piano, reading and game night with my family!

Bindert, Becca

Bindert, Becca

K-12 PE

High School, Hospers Elementary

My name is Ms. Bindert. I graduated with a BA in physical education and health from Northwestern college. I love teaching students how to be life long movers and enjoy coaching at MOC-FV. Outside of school I enjoy kayaking, hiking, camping, and most of all spending time with family and friends.

Boersma, Kelli

Boersma, Kelli

1st Grade

Hospers Elementary

I received my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from DSU in 2015. My husband and I have one son and we live in Hospers. We enjoy watching all kinds of MOC-FV activities!

Brower, Joan

Brower, Joan

Art Teacher K-5 Hospers Elementary

Hospers Elementary

I’ve taught art at Hospers Elementary for the past ten years. Watching students get excited about creating things is always fun. I live in Orange City with my husband and have three grown children. Gardening, art, reading and swimming are all things I love to do when I have free time.

Bunkers, Lisa

Bunkers, Lisa

2nd Grade

Hospers Elementary

I graduated from Briar Cliff University with a degree in elementary education along with endorsements in special education and reading. I earned a masters degree in Differentiated Instruction from Graceland University. My husband Nic and I have three children and are proud supports of MOC-FV.

De Graaf, Marcia

De Graaf, Marcia

Hospers Elementary Principal

Hospers Elementary

I received my Bachelor of Science Degree from Iowa State University in the area of Elementary Education and I earned my Master’s Degree from Drake in the area of Administration. Along with my husband Jeff, I live on a farm east of Alton. Our daughter Leah lives in Wisconsin with her husband Jake and our grandson Theodore. Our son Collin lives in Wisconsin, too. We enjoying playing golf and traveling with our family and friends. We spend many weekends in Ames cheering on the Cyclones or traveling to Wisconsin to be with family any chance we get throughout the year.

De Jong, Banj

De Jong, Banj

1st - 3rd Reading, Driver's Ed.

Hospers Elementary

I graduated from Northwestern College with majors in Elementary Education and Religions, a minor in Spanish, a career concentration in Missions, and endorsements in Reading and Driver’s Education. I have been married to Jed for almost 40 years and we have two sons. Peter and Megan live in Orange City with their four children, and Ben and Lindsey live in Alton with five sons. My favorite hobbies are reading and swimming.

Diekevers, Billie

Diekevers, Billie

Elementary Resource Room teacher

Hospers Elementary

I am married to Corey and we live on a farm near Hospers. We have one grown daughter, Danielle. In my spare time I like to read, spend time with family, do DIY projects, and garden. When the weather is nice, I spend as much time as possible outdoors. 

I have a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education, with an endorsement in early childhood. My master’s degree is in K-12 School Counseling. I received both degrees from the University of South Dakota. I have 15 years of teaching experience as a Resource Room teacher. I am excited that the fall of 2020 will be my first year being part of the MOC-FV team!

Doughan, Katie

Doughan, Katie

4th Grade

Hospers Elementary

I graduated from Northwestern College with a degree in Elementary Education, as well as a reading endorsement and a middle school endorsement. My husband and I have four children (Orin, Kiptyn, Piper, and Bowen), and we live in Orange City. I love to read, play board games, be outside, and spend time with my family.

Grotenhuis, Sheryl

Grotenhuis, Sheryl

Fifth Grade Band Teacher

Hospers Elementary, Orange City Elementary

I graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA with a Instrumental and Vocal Music Education Degree. I previously taught K-8 and then 5-8 General Music, Band and Choir at the Hull Christian School in Hull, IA. I have been teaching part time 5th grade instrumental music at MOC Floyd Valley CSD since the fall of 1992. I am married and have 3 adult children.

Hegstad, Jennifer

Hegstad, Jennifer

4th Grade Reading Teacher

Hospers Elementary

I teach 3rd grade at Hospers Elementary. I am married to Grant who teaches at the high school and coaches football. We have three kids and enjoy spending time with them. I love to read, garden, and cheer on the Dutch athletics.

Huisman, Dawn

Huisman, Dawn

Special Ed Para

Hospers Elementary

My husband Jim and I live in Hospers. We have 3 children. We love the outdoors, camping, and finding different places to vacation at. (Within driving distance, because I do not enjoy flying!) We also love spending time with family and going to their activities.

Katt, Heather

Katt, Heather

Hospers Head Cook

Hospers Elementary

I am head cook at Hospers elementary and LOVE my job. I have always loved to cook and enjoy seeing the kids daily. I live outside of Hospers on an acreage with my husband Jason who is a truck driver. We have three amazing kids a daughter Codi, and two sons, Cooper and Caden.

Kleinhesselink, Danielle

Kleinhesselink, Danielle

Kindergarten

Hospers Elementary

My name is Danielle Kleinhesselink, and I grew up in Hospers and attended Hospers Elementary. I earned my undergrad and graduate degrees from Morningside. My career includes 3 years in a behavior focused classroom, 6 years of 1st grade at HMS, and now back to the Dutch teaching 1st grade at OCE. My little family includes my husband Logan, daughter Zoey, and a baby joining us in February 2022. Outside of school I enjoy: reading, cooking/baking, tractor pulling, gardening, and being outside.

Krull, Sarah

Krull, Sarah

Reading & Writing 5th Grade

Hospers Elementary

I graduated from Northwestern. I currently live in Alton with my husband, Aaron, daughter, Lily (7), and son, Brody (4). We love having bonfires in the backyard, being active all summer, and playing golf.

Lemke, Amanda

Lemke, Amanda

Middle School Choir & Hospers Elementary Strings

Hospers Elementary, Middle School

Amanda Lemke graduated from Northwestern College in 2017 with a Music Education Degree. She is married to Drew Lemke, who teaches band at the middle school. They live in Orange City with their dog, Margie. Along with singing and playing music, she enjoys sewing, and acting in local theatre events.

Mangold, Rebecca

Licensed Mental Health Provider

Hospers Elementary, Orange City Elementary

I graduated from Northwestern in 2012 with a B.A degree in Spanish and Psychology. I received my M.A in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2015 from USD. I worked with Creative Living Center for four years as a therapist. During that time I also became a Registered Play Therapist. I love working with kids and providing them a space where they feel safe and can express themselves. When not at work, I enjoy spending time outside with my husband, our daughter, and our two dogs.

Nonnemacher, Karina

Nonnemacher, Karina

School Nurse

Hospers Elementary, Orange City Elementary

My love for kids, teaching, nursing, and school supplies gets all thrown together for the best job ever (in my opinion). I am a previous graduate of MOC-FV schools and attended NWC Nursing school to receive my RN, BSN. I’ve spent my nursing career in the ICU, public health, and our community hospital before becoming the school nurse for MOC-FV in 2015. My husband and best friend, Drew Nonnemacher, teaches 6th grade social studies at MOC-FV Middle School. Together we have four boys Jacoby, Elias, Beckett and Nikolas. We love the DUTCH and you will catch our family at multiple sports games including our FAVORITE, Dutchmen Baseball.

Palsma, Lisa

Palsma, Lisa

Hospers Elementary Librarian

Hospers Elementary

I am married to Paul and we have one son. I received my elementary education degree from Northwestern College. I enjoy reading, spending time with family and watching Northwestern College sports.

Paulsen, Gina

Paulsen, Gina

3rd Grade Instructor

Hospers Elementary

GO DUTCH! I have been in teaching over 25 years and am currently 3rd grade here at MOC-Floyd Valley. I live between Paullina and Granville and have 3 children. Two are grown, one of them is married and my final son is at South O’Brien. I love teaching and am passionate about stretching myself as a learner and teacher. Thank you for allowing me to educate your children each day!

Simmelink, Maria

Simmelink, Maria

1st Grade

Hospers Elementary

I received my bachelor’s degree from NWC in 2006 and my master’s degree from Graceland University in 2013. My husband and I have three children and live on an acreage outside of Orange City. We enjoy taking care of plants and animals and anything else that has to do with the outdoors!

Van Es, Jennifer

Van Es, Jennifer

2nd Grade

Hospers Elementary

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Northwestern College. I am also certified in the areas of early childhood, special education and reading interventions. I received my master’s degree from Graceland University in differentiated instruction. I live in Alton with my husband, Josh, and our four sons, Jacoby, Nolan, Brooks and Maddux.

Van Roekel, Wendy

Van Roekel, Wendy

Kindergarten

Hospers Elementary

I received my bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa, my masters degree in Differentiated Instruction from Graceland University. I live on a farm near Alton with my husband. We have two grown daughters that we are very proud of. I love teaching students new things.