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Board Candidate Biographies

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Holly Seehafer

Holly Seehafer grew up on a farm in Marshfield, Wisconsin, always ready to see the world. Holly earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Upon graduation, she moved to the Twin Cities and soon discovered her passion for teaching as an educational assistant in a literacy class designed for English language learners, pushing her to complete a graduate level teaching program at Hamline University. Holly spent several years building the Response to Intervention system at another immersion school before moving abroad, teaching in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, Caracas, Venezuela and Dubai, United Arab Emirates in both IB and standard American curriculum schools. Holly’s tour abroad includes living in Bogota, Colombia for a year and a half pursuing independent projects while starting a family. While abroad, she completed a Master of Science degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment from Walden University. Holly joined ISLA as a Grade 6 teacher in the fall of 2019, and is passionate about leading her students through the PYP Exhibition during their final year at the school. As of fall 2020, she is also an ISLA parent. When not teaching, she enjoys practicing yoga or spending time in and around the lakes with her family.

Jennifer McCormack

Jennifer McCormack is an attorney and longtime employee of U.S. Bank.  She primarily provides legal guidance on issues related to the government customers and drafts and negotiates commercial agreements.  Jennifer received her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and her B.A. from St. Olaf College.  Her volunteer efforts have been focused on providing free legal services in Hennepin County, so she welcomes the opportunity to provide additional volunteer time to the ISLA community.  Jennifer is currently a room parent for Sra. Adam’s fifth grade class, and she a member of the Marketing/Communications and Governance Committees as an ISLA board member.  She has a daughter in fifth grade and a son in fourth grade at ISLA.  In 2021, Jennifer’s youngest son will begin kindergarten at ISLA.

Isabelle Krisch

Isabelle Krisch is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Primary Care Mental Health Specialist at Children's MN where she works in the Developmental Pediatric Clinic. She has a Bachelor's in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and a Master's in Science and Nursing with specialization in pediatric primary care from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. She currently holds an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse license and Registered Nurse license in the state of Minnesota. Isabelle took Spanish all through school and became passionate about immersive language experiences after a rotation in Peru during graduate school.   Isabelle currently has a child at ISLA. Her other child will attend in the near future. In her spare time, Isabelle enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and family. She is excited to support the ISLA community.

Liz Crouse

Liz Crouse is an attorney with a background in corporate governance, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital. Before staying home full time with her two children, Liz practiced corporate law at a large law firm in Minneapolis and served as a law clerk for the Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Liz also served for five years on the board of directors of a Minnesota nonprofit organization, HandsOn Twin Cities, including two years as secretary of the board. Liz earned her undergraduate degree in history from Carleton College and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. She has a daughter and son attending ISLA. Liz sits on ISLA’s Governance Committee.