Music Director (Band, Choir & Elementary Music); 7th Grade Geography; Yearbook;
Grace faculty since 2010
BA in Music (Cornerstone University)
BS in Music Education (Calvin College)
Why do you teach in a Christian school?
“This is where I believe God has called me. It was only after my son's graduation and experience at Grace Christian that I fully became passionate about the role of Christian education for children. To be a part of a school that has a mission to minister and disciple is very exciting and rewarding.”
Mrs. McBride began her teaching career in Ohio before returning home to Michigan, teaching at Heritage Christian Academy in Kalamazoo and Decatur Public Schools before coming to GCS. Her son, struggling in the public school system, was a major factor in Mrs. McBride’s decision to return to Christian education.
A member of Decatur Bible Church for over 21 years, Mrs. McBride has served in several of the church’s ministries, including the choir, which she directed. She is currently the church’s financial secretary. Married to Mike, the McBrides have one son, Alan (GCS Alumni, ‘14).