Amanda Groshek, originally from Wisconsin, is currently in her tenth year of serving overseas as a missionary and teacher. She has a B.A. in English literature from University Wisconsin – La Crosse and a M.A. in Applied linguistics from University of Birmingham in the U.K. She spent six years serving in Chaiyi, Taiwan, three years in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, and is in her first year in Kyiv, Ukraine. With a passion for languages, reading and writing, she loves working with students to improve their English through E.S.L. and E.L.L. classes. This year she is also excited to be able to teach ninth grade English Literature!
She is currently teaching at Kyiv Christian Academy. Although it was started as a school for missionary children (and many of the students are still the children of missionaries), the school has since opened its doors to include embassy families, international business families and Ukrainian families. Her classrooms are full of diversity as a result. The aim of the school is not only to educate students’ minds but also to disciple students’ hearts in their faith walk with their Saviour. Although many of the students come from Christian backgrounds, not all do. What a joy to be able to not only encourage students in their relationships with Christ but also to help students who do not know Him get to learn more about Him!
When she is not teaching, Amanda enjoys baking, sketching, reading and traveling. She is excited also to be studying Russian this year and looks forward to seeing how that can also help her build relationships while she lives and serves in Ukraine.