Abby Hendricks

Janelle Kopa

Hi! My name is Janelle Kopa and I am so excited to begin my journey as a teacher at Tesfa. I grew up in Brighton, Michigan, then attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to pursue college gymnastics and my degree in Early Childhood-Middle Childhood Education. Throughout my life, I have had incredible teachers, coaches, and friends teach me the value of working hard and dreaming big, which is what I hope to share with my students. These big dreams have led me on life-changing, short term teaching trips in Thailand, Laos, and Africa. When I’m not teaching, my fiancé Mason and I are training Ninja Warrior together at Obstacle Academy! On our weekends, we love drinking an endless amount of coffee and traveling all over the country to compete in Ninja Warrior competitions. I even competed on season 11 of the television show American Ninja Warrior. As a first year teacher, it is my goal to show kids that big dreams are possible and that they truly can overcome every obstacle. 

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