Your Stories


"Lutheran roots leads to teaching"

Anonymous

I grew up in a Lutheran family. My father was a deacon; my mother was the director of the Sunday school program. My brother was the church organist and later became a Lutheran minister. I was a Sunday school teacher at 15 and Luther League president.

I graduated from Augsburg College. Then my husband and I went to California on our honeymoon and decided to stay.

I knew I wanted to be in education but took a job at a junior high school which was not a good age group. After one year I told my husband I would rather dig ditches than go back.

I was disillusioned so I decided to go in another direction. I attended the Ventura Police Academy and became a police woman. It was a wonderful experience but after a couple of years I was yearning to teach. I started four vocational schools with a partner, ran them for 12 years and then sold them. The buyout agreement kept me from going into voc ed for 3 years. At this time I wanted to give back to my Lutheran heritage so I started teaching at CLU and this has been a perfect fit for me.

 



More Stories

"Pressing on"

I think this is one of CLU’s strong points- there were always faculty members encouraging us to press on.

Growth   staff   undergradate  

"Hard decision, good results"

Working at CLU has transformed my life for the better in so many ways.

staff   working  

"Memories of CLU"

I remember a picnic under the trees by the library.

campus   childhood   memories   returns   staff  

"Community makes the grade"

Community is what brought me to CLU and community is what makes me want to stay.

Graduate   inspiring   staff   undergraduate  

Browse Stories by Tag:

ADEP alumni business campus childhood community counseling crisis faculty Family freshman funny Graduate graduation Growth impression inspiring Inspring International job jobs journey kclu leadership lutheran memories office opportunities professor returns serving staff Student studentm inspiring students success teaching undergradate undergraduate vision working