MEET Erin McIntyre
My friends describe me in one word as: DEVOTED
Grace parent: this is my third year as a Grace parent
Children at Grace: 2 kids- 2nd, 5th
Are you from Alaska?: no, but I've lived here since I was 14 years so I consider myself Alaskan
In what part of town do you live? west Anchorage, near Kincaid Park
Favorite food and hobby: pizza; reading and spending time with my family
Favorite place to visit: Hawaii
Favorite sports team: I don't follow any sports teams
What do you like about Alaska? I have lived in AK for 25 years and I love the beauty and accessibility of nature here.
What do you like most about GCS? I love being a part of this family of believers.
Where and why do you volunteer at the school? I serve in the classroom, in the kitchen, at the auction and as a room mom. I volunteer in the classroom to help the teachers and spend time with my kiddos. I serve in the kitchen because they need volunteers and its super fun. I help with the Auction because it's fun to participate in such an important event for the school. I volunteer as a room mom because I love supporting the teachers and helping the parents get involved. Just recently, I began to look for other ways to serve at the school. This has turned into the opportunity to serve on the school board and I am very much so looking forward to this!
"My first semester at the school I signed up to help set up the live auction display because no one else did. I showed up that day expecting to spend just a couple of hours helping out, but the lead person had been setting it up for years and was passing the torch to me! So I spent the day with her, setting up and learning what is involved, and I've been doing it ever since. It came as a surprise but it's been a lot of fun and a great way to be of service to the school."
MEET Lisa van der Horst
My friends describe me in one word as: LOUD
Grace parent: since January 2020
Children at Grace: 3 kids- 2nd, 5th and 7th
Are you from Alaska?: no, I've lived here for 9 months
In what part of town do you live? south Anchorage, off of Goldenview
Favorite hobby: LOVE to play and coach basketball; Love movies and TV
What do you like about Alaska? We love GCS!
What do you like most about GCS? Smaller Christian school with friendly families
Where do you volunteer at the school? Room Parent/ Ambassador Liaison, Class Basket Coordinator, 2nd Grade Room Parent
"Being new to the school, volunteering was the best way to learn about the school and to make fast friends with some lovely people!"