Formerly known as Lauren Hostetler of Stearns Hall, Lauren found reason to change her name & her job :) - she is the TIS Development Coordinator, responsible for coordinating TIS fundraising ventures. She works with many volunteers to make it all happen - contact her at LaurenR@intlschool.org or 503-265-8635 to get involved! Lauren's office is in the Arthur Street building.
I moved to Portland in 2008 and was fortunate to find a place with The International School community. TIS could not be a better fit for me. I have been involved in the field of language education since 2002. I’ve taught adult ESL and Spanish to children, including at a Spanish immersion preschool in Pittsburgh where I also ran the summer camp program. I love being a part of a school that fosters language education and multicultural understanding, while also getting to work with children and people from all over the world.
Giving your child the gift of a second language is invaluable. It opens so many doors. But students at TIS gain much more than a second language. They become world citizens- open-minded, knowledgeable, confident, and and bilingual. What a head start!