Renee Van Kooten has been teaching at Oskaloosa Christian School since 2004. She received her teaching degree from William Penn University in that same year. Renee previously graduated from Dordt College in 1999 with a degree in Recreation. She teaches Junior High History and Geography, K-8 P.E. and is the 6th grade homeroom teacher. She enjoys watching history come to life for her students as they engage in and study what has happened in the past and look at what is going on around them. Renee has coached various sports at Oskaloosa Christian including volleyball, basketball and track and field. Currently, Renee is the head coach for the junior high softball team at Pella Christian (comprised of girls from the area Christian schools).
She enjoys spending time with her niece and nephews, visiting National Parks, watching movies and cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes.