In 2003 I left Minnesota and moved to Somalia where my husband taught Physics and English at Amoud University in a northern village. Since then, I have also lived in Kenya, France, and Djibouti.

We aim to be a part of community development that affects the whole person from education to employment to the spiritual life and physical health. Long-term change requires long-term investment and so, after fourteen years, we are still here.

We founded and run the International School of Djibouti, a Preschool through 12th grade English-based, American curriculum, internationally accredited school.

When I’m not working at ISD, I’m writing, running, cooking, hanging out with my kids, or visiting local friends.

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