Krista Hovland


Krista serves as an English teacher in one of our 1st grade classes at JAKAC. Krista grew up in Thompson, Iowa before attending Northwestern College in Orange City, IA where she graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education.

“Why I work for Mission-Haiti”:

"After graduating from college with a variety of classroom experiences, I felt drawn toward teaching in a school and classroom within a diverse setting. I first heard of JAK Academy in a video sent out through my college. Knowing little about Haiti, I visited JAK and was drawn to the strong relationships between staff and students despite language barriers, educational differences, and cultural challenges. God showed me that there was a need I could fill with my skills and passions. I was so excited to join the JAK teaching staff as well as the Mission-Haiti family as a whole!"