Krista Hovland


Krista is one of our teachers at the Jean Alexis Kuislin Christian Academy. Originally from Thompson, Iowa, Krista graduated from Northwestern College in 2018 with a Bachelors 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!