About the Project Leaders

Heidi Tumerman and Rachel Manley
I have been teaching and volunteering with children and adults for more than 20 years. I have a degree in Sociology and Early Childhood Special Education. Currently I am doing fostercare with my husband Marc in Sparta, WI. Rachel is a recent graduate from the University of Iowa with a teaching degree in Elementary Education with a certification in Special Education. She taught High School Special Education in Webster City, Iowa, before traveling to Namibia in December 2008. She will be teaching in Ogongo until December 2009. I will be joining her for 10 weeks this summer! Rachel and I share a passion for helping children & "giving back"