Welcome to first grade at Hospers Elementary. My name is Diane Vander Ploeg. I have taught at Hospers Elementary since 1986. I really enjoy working with my first graders and seeing how much they grow academically in a year. :)
Professional and Educational Background
I graduated from West Lyon High School (near Inwood, Iowa). I graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City with a B.A. degree in Elementary Education, a minor in Social Studies and reading endorsement. In 1986, I began teaching at Hospers Elementary. I have taught first grade every year, except one year when I taught second grade.
Life Outside Hospers Elementary
I am married to Will Vander Ploeg. We have two daughters, Breanna and, Brooke. I enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy reading, going to movies and eating out.:-)