Ms. Koffi is originally from New Hope, Minnesota. She has her Bachelors of Science Degree, majoring in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus. She also has her Masters of Science Degree from St. Cloud State University from the College of Education and Educational Psychology majoring in College Counseling and Student Development.
Ms. Koffi has worked in education most of her adult life in a variety of settings. For about 7 years, she worked in the “Before and After School Programs” for children in grades K-6. Following this, she had the opportunity to teach first and second grades and high school composition at two international schools in Benin, a country in West Africa. Ms. Koffi and her husband lived in Togo and Benin, two different countries in West Africa, for about 5 years before returning to the United States.
Ms. Koffi has two children, Jeremy and Corinne ’17.
Ms. Koffi and her husband, Ettien, continue their connections with a West African country, Cote d’Ivoire, where Ettien was born and raised. More than a decade ago, they began an adult literacy program in the rural areas of that country. Together, they work with their church, farmers, pastors, choir leaders, and others both in Cote d’Ivoire and in the USA to grow this program that teaches people of all ages to read texts for the first time in their own language. Currently, there are about 30 villages involved in this program.
Mrs. Koffi enjoys working at Saint John’s Prep because it combines many of her interests, including working with students from many different cultures and then finding ways to learn from each other in the process.