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board of directors

  Cheryl Cox

Board Member

What attracted Cheryl to World Citizen Peace?

Cheryl believes passionately that through education, beginning with very young children, peace is attainable.

Background / Experience

As a Montessori Peace Educator for 22 years at Crystal Lake Montessori School in Woodstock, Illinois, Cheryl has been very active with the school’s peace committee.

  Amy Faust Mayer

Board Member

What attracted Amy to World Citizen Peace?

She believes that the Five Peace Actions add grounding and guidance to communities around the world. 

Background / Experience

Amy has experience as a Montessori educator and a Peace Ambassador.

  Karen Johnson

Board Member

What attracted Karen to World Citizen Peace?

Karen is excited about helping promote peace projects, educating adults and youth in the art of getting along and serving one’s community and state.

Background / Experience

Edison High School, Augsburg College, and a master’s degree in education from St. Mary’s University, served as Karen’s foundation for teaching 4th-6th grades for 35 years. She also enjoys her cabin in Hackensack, Minnesota.

  Martha Roberts

Board Member

What attracted Martha to World Citizen Peace?

As an educator of young people, the concept of building a peaceful community based on becoming an International Peace Site and working with the Five Peace Actions proved to be very engaging and effective.

Background / Experience

Martha helped lay the groundwork for the Peace Education pathway of World Citizen Peace, which provides support for staying focused on the Five Peace Actions.

  Caren Stelson

Board Member

What attracted Caren to World Citizen Peace?

Experience Coming Soon…. Caren believes pursuing peace is an unfolding journey, inwardly and outwardly. Working collaboratively, guided by the five peace actions, World Citizen Peace members walk the journey together and aspire one another.

Background / Experience

Caren has been a reading specialist, elementary teacher, writer-in-residence, and now an author writing for your children and adults. She believes education and peace go hand in hand. 

  Flora Tsukyama

Board Member

What attracted Flora to World Citizen Peace?

Flora met Lynn Elling when several Bloomington schools were becoming International Peace Sites.  She wanted to do everything she could to create this peaceful environment for the students.

Background / Experience

Flora’s children attended Bloomington schools. Flora became a dedicated volunteer parent for the Bloomington School District long after her children moved on.

staff and consultants

  Dennis Hart, Ph.D.

Executive Director

What attracted Dennis to World Citizen Peace?

I have spent most of my life trying to make a difference in our world. I believe the world should be a better place for each of us having been here. World Citizen Peace is the perfect place for me to join with others and help turn the promise of peace into a reality.

Background / Experience

Dennis Hart, Ph.D. has extensive experience in international education, consulting, peace and justice program development, grant and fundraising, marketing and communication as well as university teaching and research. He has served as faculty and administration in Kent State University, University of Pittsburgh, Michigan State University, University of St. Thomas, and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

  Lisa Krupp

Peace Coordinator

What attracted Lisa to World Citizen Peace?

Lisa appreciates how the Montessori philosophy aligns nicely with the World Citizen Peace Five Peace Actions.

Background / Experience

As a long time Montessori educator, Lisa has designed, planned, and implemented curriculum for young children. She is also very active in the American Montessori Society.

  Kevin McGee

Peace Education Consultant

What attracted Kevin to World Citizen Peace?

Kevin has a passion for social justice and critical thinking.

Background / Experience

Kevin has taught in a variety of places around the world. He teaches the very young and also trains adults to increase their effectiveness as teachers.