My name is Theresa Mohr. I grew up in Traverse City, where I enjoyed spending time outside whenever I could, waterskiing, downhill skiing at Hickory Hills, and visiting Innisfree as a student, like Greenspire School students do today. The name of the camp has changed to the Leelanau Outdoor Center, but the spirit of the place remains the same.
During high school, I spent my senior year in Japan as an exchange student, then majored in Japanese at University of Michigan. After college, I returned to teach English in Japanese junior high schools for three years. Japan became my second home.
My husband, Leonard, worked as a merchant marine on the Great Lakes for 33 years. We met at NMC in trigonometry class and now have two talented daughters, Anais and Freya, who have lived or worked in China, England, France, India, and Ireland. We enjoy spending time with family and friends, downhill skiing, and traveling.
I returned to school to attend Eastern Michigan University to obtain my teaching certification in secondary integrated science. I have always loved school and was fortunate to have had many excellent math and science teachers. I enjoy using math for real life reasons, to interpret statistics, build things, conduct chemistry experiments, and plan road trips.
What a fabulous location for the school, directly adjacent to the Commons Natural Area! We are so fortunate to be here. I look forward to making memories with students and staff at The Greenspire School.