Mrs. Van Lom graduated from Marylhurst University with two majors in Math and in Science; and two minors in Theology and in Elementary Education. She also completed a 4 year course at Portland State to receive her Math Endorsement. Along with her teaching credentials she has also taken classes in teaching the handicap learner, reading for understanding, French, German, Latin, art, and calligraphy from Portland State University. Mrs. Van Lom has taught the middle school grades for a total of five years at the following locations: Coos Bay, St. Mary’s School in Eugene, and at St. Matthew’s in Hillsboro.
In her free time she enjoys reading, quilting, music, gardening, and volunteer work. She has volunteered at West Union School teaching Art Literacy and for two years at Centro Cultural, teaching English as a second language.