Miss Chelsea Faltersack
I was born and raised in Lake Oswego, Oregon with my mom, dad, and two brothers. Growing up, I spent many hours out sailing on the Columbia River with my family. My family also loves to camp. The best place in Oregon to camp is over on the southern Oregon coast at Loon Lake...if you are ever in Oregon, you should check it out! Another favorite family activity is reading. In fact, I grew up in a house with no television so books were an important part of my life...they still are.
From the time I was two and half years old until I graduated from eighth grade, I attended the French American International School. My international school experience helped me develop a desire to travel and experience other cultures. I never thought that I would be a teacher. My mom is a teacher and who wants to be like their mom? But, in high school, I was able to work with younger kids as a tutor and a camp counselor. That experience really inspired me to go out into the world and make a difference.
I attended University of Portland, a small Catholic university in Portland, Oregon, for my undergraduate degree. I got my graduate degree at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. I came straight to Gambell after graduating and have enjoyed the last three years very much.