Emily Russin, Author at Opportunity Education

Author: Emily Russin

Make Way for Mascots!

Quest Forward Academy students on both Omaha and Santa Rosa campuses put a major decision to a vote this year: What mascots would best represent their communities? Mentors Jennifer Dalbey (Omaha) and Nils Palsson (Santa Rosa) share... Read More

Taking to the Airwaves

Mark Smith, School Director at Quest Forward Academy Omaha, joined two local radio programs in Omaha to speak about the unique qualities and strengths of a Quest Forward education. In his interviews, Mark communicated the breadth of... Read More

Get to Know: Ryan Luther, Mentor

First-year Math Mentor Ryan Luther engages students at Quest Forward Academy in Omaha. He brings many years of experience to the classroom, likes to share how math applies to the real world, and also has a handy supply of power... Read More

The Year in Review: Academies Finish Strong

School Directors Mark Smith (Quest Forward Academy Omaha) and Karen Kenkel (Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa) took time from their busy, end-of-year schedules to share their reflections of the school year that ends June 7. After two... Read More

Reflections on a Rewarding First Year

When we first met Bailee, it was during the first semester of her first year as a student at Quest Forward Academy Omaha. The freshman was still trying to find her place in a new school with a new approach to learning. Last November,... Read More

Plans for First Quest Forward Graduation

On Friday, June 7, Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa will hold its first graduation ceremony. This is not your ordinary celebration, but one that marks the first Quest Forward Academy class to receive high school diplomas. For Santa... Read More

Mentor Monthly Profile: Emanuel Mrema

Emanuel Mrema is a Social Sciences Mentor at Natiro Secondary School in Tanzania.  What made you want to become an educator? Three things:1. Personal inspiration: I wanted to become an educator in order to... Read More

Get to Know: Lillian, Freshman

What is the hardest thing you’ve had to adjust to since the school year started? Has it gotten easier? Lillian: Before I began going to Quest Forward Academy, I went to a Waldorf school that used very little technology and... Read More