Student Speaker Organizer
HS Teacher-Social Science
Brenda, originally from Wisconsin, holds a B.S. in Education from Northwestern University and a M.L.A. from Johns Hopkins University. Starting off her teaching career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Papua New Guinea, Brenda is grateful for the diverse experiences she gathered in classrooms over the past 13 years from an inner-city magnet to Friends School of Baltimore and more recently Graded School in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brenda has a passion for bringing historical eras to life through the study of art, music, dance and literature. She is joined by her husband, Sean Dwyer, High School PE Teacher.
HS Educational Travel Coordinator/ Social Studies Teacher
Rebekah House was born in the US but living as a nomad, she calls many places home. She studied Education, Literature, and Theology at Concordia University-Texas. She has a Master’s Degree in Literacy, Language, and Culture Education from Indiana University and a Seminary Certificate in Biblical Studies and Spiritual Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. She began her teaching in Taiwan and now works at Concordia. Rebekah is passionate about experiential learning, service, and enabling students to find their passion through trying every new thing they can.
Minion of Fun and Social Media Strategies
Robb used to teach industrial types to think critically in order to accomplish more with less effort. Now he does the same thing for teenagers.
Growing up as a blonde kid in Taiwan, he thought he knew what “weird” was, but then moved to Seattle for University and realized he hadn’t even scratched the surface. Since then, he’s moved back to Asia, gotten published, opened and managed an office, inspected construction sites in the UAE, ridden elephants and camels, traveled around China as a continuous improvement consultant, jumped off the Macao Tower, coached soccer at several international tournaments, stayed in a yurt then climbed a volcano the next week, created a website about digital badges (it’s a work in progress), and then decided to join his wife in teaching.
What all this has taught him is that – more than Taiwan, Seattle, or anywhere else – life is weird, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
He loves coffee, Kierkegaard, and gummy candies. Preferably at the same time.