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Sharon Rezac Andersen's book "The Burden of Knowing" was published in 2013 by WheatMark Press, Tucson, Arizona. The book details Sharon's study in Nicaragua to determine "accurate information" and the search for truth examining a variety of sources--social media, U.S. administration and human rights advocates. She will be using it as a historical textbook when teaching at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
Irene Ott volunteers weekly at Vadnais Heights Elementary School as a reading coach with first graders. She enjoys the excitement of helping students increase their self awareness and develop into good readers. On an international level Irene is involved with Common Hope to provide financial support for a 6th grader in Guatemala and a Ph.D. student from Turkey who is completing her research in the area of child abuse and trauma through the University's Family Social Science Department.