Mrs. Kooiman holds a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies from California State University, San Marcos. She also holds 3 Associate Degrees in Humanities, Human Development, and Liberal Studies. She is dually certified in the state of California as well as Tennessee. She taught 5 years in a Christian Private School in Southern California until she decided to hang up her teacher hat to be a stay-at-home mom to her 2 daughters who are currently CLA students. She is a member of Trinity Grace Church in Athens. She is passionate about teaching God's Word to youth and has been serving in church youth/children's ministry for 20 years. In her spare time, she loves watching her girls play softball, being with friends and family, finding a good bargain, and above all, loves studying apologetics.