English faculty

Rachelle Wiersma, M.A.

Lecturer in English

M.A., University of South Dakota
B.A., Calvin College

VPH 109


In addition to teaching part time at Northwestern College, Professor Wiersma writes textbooks for Alpha-Omega Publishers. Her textbooks have been published in the areas of language arts, Bible, and literature, and she has had articles appear in The Banner and Christian School Teacher magazines. She has also led workshops on integrating faith and learning, on Bible teaching methods, and on the spiritual disciplines in the classroom.


  • College Writing

    College Writing

    (4 credits) An introduction to academic writing, emphasizing the writing process. Students learn strategies for pre-writing, drafting, and revising of expository essays. The course includes analysis of model essays and discussion of model essays and an introduction to research-based writing.

Professional experience

  • Curriculum Editor, Alpha-Omega Publishers, Chandler, AZ
  • Curriculum Editor, Christian Schools International Publishers, Grand Rapids, MI
  • English Teacher, Unity Christian High School, Orange City, IA
  • English Teacher, Sylvan Christian School, Grand Rapids, MI