Mrs. Vander Laan

Welcome to Mrs. Vander Laan's website! Mrs. Jordyn Vander Laan Email: Phone: (909)899-1701

Virtual Instruction Disclaimer:

The Etiwanda School District provides live interactive virtual instruction through the Virtual Learning Model. Please note that during virtual sessions there is no expectation of privacy. Students and anything in their background will be in view of the class.

All online instruction materials and links will be found on the weekly agenda page.

Thank you for visiting my teacher website. For the 2020-2021 school year, I will be updating both my teacher website, and my Google website. In order to access my Math Google Website, please use the sidebar to the left, and click on "Math Google Website".

If you need additional assistance with any lesson taught in class, please check BOTH the homework and chapter videos pages (On Google Math Website) to find helpful videos.

Hello and welcome to the 2020 - 2021 school year! My name is Jordyn Vander Laan and I am so excited to be teaching you or your child this school year! I am truly looking forward to an amazing year with hard working students. This will be my eighth year teaching, but my sixth year in the Etiwanda School District.  Though this will be my first year teaching 6th grade math and science, I have taught 8th grade math and science for the past five years.

Prior to joining the EIS staff, I have taught 4th and 2nd grades. I earned my Bachelors Degree with an emphasis in mathematics from Azusa Pacific University in 2012, and completed my Multiple Subject Credential with a Supplemental Credential in Mathematics in January 2014, also at APU. I obtained an Innovative Educators Certificate, where I have become Google certified, Leading Edge Certified. I have also earned a Masters in Educational Leadership from Cal Baptist University in 2019. My hope is to become an influential administrator sometime in the near future.

My husband, David, and I will be celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary this August. We were blessed to have welcomed our three sons, Jeremiah, in December 2015, Andrew, in December 2017, and Benjamin in June 2020. We are so in love with being their parents! We, also, love and adore our fur child, Bear. As a family, we enjoy frequently visiting Disneyland, along with going to the beach and taking long walks with Bear.

In the classroom, I have high expectations for my students. I enjoy partnering with my students to create an encouraging relationship that will promote success throughout the school year. Each and every student brings their own personality and creativity to their school work, which is one of the best aspects of being a teacher. I love seeing the moment that students fully understand what you're teaching and applying their own twist on whatever project or homework they may be working on. I encourage creativity and "outside of the box" thinking through the use of technology and higher thinking projects. I look forward to a wonderful school year with your student!

Mrs. Vander Laan's Favorites:

Color: Purple

Place: Disneyland

Stores: Target, Old Navy, Loft, Barnes and Noble

Food: In-N-Out, Tio's, chips and guacamole

Things to do: Play with and watch Jeremiah, Andrew and Ben learn new things, go on walks with Bear, go to Disneyland with my husband and sons, play games with family, play with my nieces and nephews, Emma, Robbie, Nolan and Rylen.