About The Author


Mirka Christesen is a graduate in English & Russian from Charles University in Prague. On her first job as a reporter in the English section of Radio Prague, she interviewed among others Aaron Copeland and the American opera singer Robert Christesen, whom she later married. They moved to Germany where she worked as an English and Russian high school and college teacher. After relocating to the USA in 1985, Christesen taught English and worked as the Academically Gifted Coordinator at several middle and high schools in the Raleigh area. She was named 1996 Wake County and North Carolina Academically Gifted Teacher of the Year, 2000 Wake Forest Rotary Humanitarian of the Year, and 2001 NC Middle School Character Educator of the Year. She authored the book Character Kaleidoscope and lives with her husband in Raleigh.