Karly Lusby, left, is the most recent recipient of a Kiwanis Career Opportunity Fund grant.
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Karly Lusby, left, is the most recent recipient of a Kiwanis Career Opportunity Fund grant. wphoto provided
Sisters resident Karly Lusby has a mission — and with support from the Kiwanis Career Opportunity Fund (COF), she hopes to make it a reality soon.

Lusby’s goal is to develop a certification program in Central Oregon for teaching English as a second language (TESL). In research that led her to ask for COF assistance, she said she was “stunned to learn that no program existed for certification and training on our side of the hill.”

Lusby’s background includes a bachelor of arts degree in sociology/literature from Pacific University, teaching Montessori preschool, camp counseling, and running three small businesses. She notes in her COF application that she “loves working with people, often in groups, and teaching.”

Believing there is a need for an accessible TESL program in Sisters, Lusby’s plan is to offer both group and private lessons. She notes that her dream is to become a teacher trainer, thus to be able to train and certify other TESL instructors.

Much of her own learning will be online, though the program she has selected will require some travel to Eugene.