We are thrilled to introduce Dan and Cortney Housman of St. John, Indiana. The Housmans are a pioneer family at an add.a.lingua partner school, Crown Point Christian School. Their oldest daughter is a 5th grader, and is not enrolled in the immersion program. Their middle son, Olyver, is a 2nd grader and their son, Henry is a pre-K student. Presently, Olyver is their only student enrolled in the Spanish immersion program. We are excited for them to unpack how this educational model has impacted the life of their family and how they see it shaping their children’s futures. We are certain you’ll find ways to connect to this family as they share their experiences this coming year.
During this podcast, Dan and Cortney share the reasons they were drawn to Spanish immersion (despite not being able to offer this option to all of their children). Among those reasons are points related to improved cognition, work force advantages, cultural experiences, and a missional point of view. They share how, even in the first year, they are seeing some of their hopes and dreams realized. The Housmans offer a message of value and worth when they share the heartfelt sentiment they experienced immediately after dropping Olyver off at school for the first day of first grade, “I drove away with tears in my eyes…we are giving him an opportunity that is priceless.” Join us as we journey with Dan, Cortney and Oliver this year on the blog.