My name is Ms. Molly Heeringa and I have been the 2nd grade teacher at St. Mary's in Spring Lake since 2015. In December of2012, I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in English in Elementary Education (grades K-5) with a Language Arts endorsement (grades 6-8) from Grand Valley State University. I am constantly continuing my education through summer professional development, conferences, and seminars; and am currently entertaining possibilities for my master's degree.
I grew up in Grand Rapids where I attended St. Anthony of Padua kindergarten through eighth grade. One of the highlights of my time at St. Anthony's was when I was baptized and made my first Holy Communion in second grade. I graduated from West Catholic High School in 2003. Having had the incredible privilege of attending Catholic school, I feel so blessed that I am now a teacher in the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids, and that I have the opportunity to pass on my love of Catholic education to my students.
In my free time I enjoy reading YA fiction, cooking with my mom, watching TV, shopping, and jazzercising with Miss Dubie. I have an older brother and an older sister; and three amazing nieces whom I simply adore!