My name is Maria del Pilar Vanderstelt. I was born in Reynosa, Mexico. Reynosa is across the border from McAllen, Texas. I grew up in Reynosa and I had a nice childhood there. I discovered during my childhood that I would like to be a teacher. I played “school” with my two brothers, my sister and some neighbors during the summer.
I accepted Jesus into my heart when I was 17 years old. I have been involved since that time in church leadership as an elder, teacher, cell group leader, Sunday school director, VBS coordinator, and missionary ministry.
I earned a bachelor’s degree in Pedagogy (the teaching/learning process) and a Master’s degree in Human Development with an emphasis in family education and orientation. I worked for ten years in a Christian school: (Integrity School) as a founder, teacher, Vice-principal and Principal. I was also a professor at Universidad Tecnologica de Tamaulipas Norte for four years. I taught Spanish and Ethics and I tutored students earning their Technical Associate’s Degrees. I feel blessed to be part of Muskegon Christian School as a Spanish Immersion teacher.
Scripture Verse: I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Isaiah 61:10