Lisa Kannapell has been teaching in some fashion or form for twenty years now. Homeschooling her three children has been her main profession for the past twelve years. As if that weren’t enough, she has also been teaching English to immigrants at various colleges, teaching elementary French, teaching from the Bible at church, and for the past 3 years, teaching junior high and high school literature and writing at Palaestra. She loves reading, writing and history more than either cooking or shopping. For what it’s worth, she studied Comparative Literature and Russian at Cornell University and received a master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Michigan State.
Her husband, Rev. Allen Kannapell, also has a love for literature and writing, having majored in English at the “The University” (of Virginia, for us northerners), and received a Masters of Divinity from Yale Divinity School. He has been pastoring in the Episcopal and Anglican churches for the past twenty years, as well as reading tons of theology and Tolkien. He and his wife teach the high school literature class at Palaestra with high expectations for the students to learn how to think, analyze and express their ideas clearly in writing, all the while discovering truths about humanity and God.