She was born and raised in Alpena, MI and now lives in Grand Rapids, MI. Their favorite class in high school was AP European History. “I had a teacher named Mr. Stoppa who had really, really high standards but also made the subject fascinating. I remember we held a ‘Salon’--an eighteenth century intellectual meeting---where we pretended to be historical characters. The local theater let us borrow costumes. I was a King of Prussia. I wish I could remember which one! Mr. Stoppa showed up dressed head-to-toe in a King Louis XIV costume. He always made history ‘come alive’ in that way.”
After that, she continued her education at Central Michigan University, and earned a Master’s at GVSU while teaching at Spring Lake. They do not have any children; however they do own two cats and a goldendoodle. Their favorite restaurant is Bangkok Taste, a Thai restaurant in Grand Rapids. A few of this teacher's favorite song artists include Glass Animals, Phoebe Bridgers, and The Weeknd.
Last Week's Mystery Teacher was: Mr. Rabideau