Staff of the Week

This page is dedicated to the staff members at ICSU. We will be interviewing one staff member each week and asking them about their life inside and outside of the campus. This will provide a great opportunity for both students and parents to get to know the faculty who serve God's purposes at our school. 

This week we are featuring Ms. Doorenbos.



This is not her first time teaching in ICSU, as she taught here from 2006 until 2014. She left for a few years and eventually came back in the 2018-2019 school year.

Ms. Doorenbos is one of the most adventurous teachers in this school. She has been to more than 15 countries, including Malaysia, Finland, Thailand, Vietnam, and many more. According to Ms. Doorenbos, the most memorable country that she has been to is Thailand. She did not give specific reason why, but she said that Thailand was indeed her favorite.

A Bible verse that she likes is Proverbs 3:5-6, which says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.” This verse is important because it can show you how trusting in God will result in a better result and eternal life in heaven. Through her life, she has been trusting God to make her path good and safe.

The first time she came to ICSU, she made up her mind to thank a friend, because she shared her stories and moments in Korea. She also wanted to experience that, and she wanted to spend time in Korea.

Past Featured Staff:

Ms. McKinney

Mr. Yoo

Mr. Olling

Mrs. Poirier

Mr. Knutson

Ms. Yang

Ms. Frattarelli

Ms. Song

A student who Returned as a teacher

by Devin

February 23, 2019

Ms. Doorenbos teaches AP Language and Composition, British Literature, World Literature, Grammar and Composition 2, and English 6 and 7. She particularly enjoys British Literature and AP Language and Composition, because the students of those classes have fun interacting and asking deep questions that develop “critical thinking.” She thinks that critical thinking is important to students, because it causes your brain to think vigorously and come up with very advanced and well thought-out answers.

When I asked what her favorite moment of this school year was, she responded, “[My favourite] moment of this year was when the British Literature class dressed up as people from [the Kentuberry] tribe, and when they shared their talents with the rest of the class. They were learning about England’s literature/culture, and it was great to see what they learned through a very fun way.”