Season 1, Episode 25: Andrea Schoenbeck
Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Andrea Schoenbeck. Andrea was born in Carroll, Iowa and grew up in Norfolk, Nebraska and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She attended undergrad at the University of Northern Iowa and completed her master’s through Mount Mercy University. Andrea and her husband grew up 45 minutes away from each other in Iowa, but met in London, England on a blind date while he was stationed there for the Air Force and she was working for the summer with Camp Adventure. They have been married for 15 years and have three children: Inga (10), Elsa (8), Thomas (6). Also, they have a black cat, Esmeralda, and a Welsh Terrier, Sadie.
She has been teaching for 13 years and she has taught about everything from kindergarten through 6th grade. Currently, she is teaching 1st grade at Nixon Elementary in Hiawatha, Iowa. She is serving her 4th year on the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) Executive Board at her children’s school. Recently she accepted a board position at Camp Wyoming located in Wyoming, Iowa. It is a Presbyterian camp and retreat center that she attended as a child, volunteered as a counselor as a teenager, and worked as a staff member the summer after graduating from high school. Her children now attend this same camp and she said it's fun for her to see how things have stayed the same yet changed so much!
She spends a lot of time volunteering at her children’s school, driving the kids to and from their activities, and cheering them on at dance competitions, recitals, and wrestling practice/meets…hence her slight caffeine addiction. She enjoys reading, when she has the chance, and traveling with her family. Andrea and her husband have weekly date nights on their couch, after their kids are in bed, when they watch "Walking Dead." Her husband serves in the Air National Guard and is currently deployed so these date nights have to sometimes take place over the phone. Her life truly revolves around my family and she wouldn't have it any other way.
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