My home is Minneapolis, MN and Grand Rapids, MI. I came with Teach Beyond.
In college I studied Journalism, Photography and Creative Writing. In a galaxy far, far away, (Michigan's lower peninsula) I worked to put myself through college; and so I've had many previous jobs. My favorite job, until now, was working as a writing consultant at Grand Valley State University. My most recent job before CISP was managing a small business. I worked closely with the owner of the company and oversaw all of the day-to-day operations as well as all of the human resource responsibilities. I also wrote copy for the company website and for advertisements. At CISP I have taught Drama, Journalism, 6th Grade English, and Elementary Physical Education.
I enjoy Theater, Photography, Writing stories, Reading, Cheering for my husband when he runs marathons, Discovering interesting podcasts...
My husband and I have two young children and we were excited about the family atmosphere at CISP. We also discovered that we had some connections in Prague and they helped encourage us that Prague is a beautiful place with a lot of opportunity for sharing the good news of Christ.
We also like that CISP is not far from a major hospital. We have one child who requires regular medical care and being close to a hospital was necessary for our family.