Congratulations to our May Volunteer of the Month, Anne Heen!!
1) What volunteer jobs do you do at Stinson?
I lend a helping hand whenever I’m needed at school and at home.
2) What is your favorite volunteer job?
Anything I can do from home. I have especially enjoyed helping with Reader’s Theatre by sewing costumes.
3) How many children do you have? At Stinson or other schools?
I have two girls, Sofia (13) is in 7th grade at Otto, and Isabel (11) is a 5th grader at Stinson.
4) What other information would you like to share?
I am originally from Norway, but I have lived in the USA for almost 18 years now. I graduated from the College of Oslo as a Medical Technologist, and I worked in a Microbiology laboratory in Norway for some years before I got married. I met my Mexican husband, Roberto on one of those beautiful Greek islands while travelling through Europe one summer. We were married in Norway, and I moved to live with him in America shortly thereafter. We are quite the international family! After having our babies, I decided to become a full time mommy, something I haven’t regretted a single day. The past few years I’ve had the opportunity to work part time from home as a Content Analyst, where I moderate consumer generated reviews in four different languages. My work schedule is very flexible and that allows me to still be there for my kids when they need me!
When I’m not working or spending time with my family, I am probably knitting or sewing or doing anything else crafty, as that is a big passion of mine. I also take pride in my cooking skills, and make most of our meals from scratch. My homemade breads and rolls are my specialty, and an absolute necessity for a European living in this country!
This is the very last year at Stinson for my family, and we are so sad to see the elementary years come to an end.
5) Outside of volunteering at Stinson, what is your favorite thing to do?
I love to knit, and my favorite thing to knit is anything in traditional Scandinavian design. I volunteer in a craft group benefiting SWEA (a global organization for Swedish women abroad), where we make all sorts of Scandinavian handicrafts that we sell during the annual Yule Bazaar.
Thank you for all that you do at Stinson, Anne!!
2017-2018 Volunteers of the Month
September 2017: Alice Chiu
October 2017: Farzana Ali
November 2017: Jamie Girard
December 2017: Kit Mathes
January 2018: Michael Easley
February 2018: Jasmine Pahari Ghimire
March 2018: Dheera Samudrala
April 2018: Shanna Sims-Bradish
May 2018: Anne Heen
2016-2017 Volunteers of the Month
September 2016: Mindy Lindsey
October 2016: Vivian Legel
November 2016: Elaine Villarreal
December 2016: Farah Kuzbari
January 2017: Sheetal Shant
February 2017: Carol Cate
March 2017: Jill Horton
April 2017: Daniela Pezzo
May 2017: Donna Mulford
2016-2017 Volunteers of the Year
Carol Cate and Stacey Hoppenstein