Mr. Scott Piersma


Personal Profile:  

I grew up in Northwest Indiana (Munster) as a middle child; I have an older and younger sister.  I enjoy all sorts of activities including playing all sorts of sports and exercising on my bike.  I also love coaching volleyball.  My wife, Janna Sytsma, and I were married in August 2010 and live in Elmhurst.  Janna is a school social worker at Hillside Academy, which is part of The Menta Group.  


Professional Profile:  

I graduated from Calvin College in 2008 with a mathematics major and physical education minor.  I taught at Portage High School in Portage, Indiana for 3 years before coming to Timothy.  I have also coached volleyball for the last 3 years, both at Illiana Christian High School and Portage High School.  I am excited to follow God's calling for me and begin this new phase of my life and career.   


Philosophical Profile:   

I have the privilege of teaching a subject where God’s infinite wisdom can be displayed in the subject matter.  Every day I put God’s complexity on display and demonstrate how his patterns run our world.  Whether it is illustrating the intricacies of triangle congruencies or showing where Geometry appears in nature, mathematics is a subject of logic and patterns, both of which are apparent in God’s creation.  Showing students that our world follows natural laws and patterns will allow them to strengthen their faith in the Creator.


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