Gail Prutow

Gail Prutow

President / Director of Education and Trauma Care

Adoptive mom, principal, teacher, teacher mentor, dorm mom … Ms. Prutow is a real life superwoman. While life at Adora keeps her running from meetings to games to one-on-one time with students, Christ works through her cheerful hellos and sincere smiles. Though she can’t fly faster than a speeding bullet, she can help find the hope that darkness often hides. So, ready to meet superwoman? No comic book necessary.

Elizabeth Caldwell

Elizabeth Caldwell

Leadership Team / Specialization: Sciences and Mathematics

Do you like plants, animals, and things that go boom? Dr. Caldwell is the woman for you. The classroom, lab, and greenhouse are full of living things; her world is a busy place. One could water the corn in the greenhouse, hold a pregnant guinea pig, or set steel wool on fire. Come experience the world of hands-on science.

Renee Kim

Renee Kim

Leadership Team / Specialization: The Art of Communication

Parlez-vous francais? Est-ce que vous etes dramatique? Even if you don’t understand these phrases, you soon will! Mrs. Kim will support you in learning the French language and teach you to harness those dramatic skills appropriately. She is a woman of many talents who enjoys singing, painting, ballroom dancing, and storytelling in its many forms, personal or imaginative. Come, tell your story and listen to others share.

“Brother” John Andrews

“Brother” John Andrews

Long-term Intern

Iowa State hat on. Fish hook in place. Monster can in hand. Brother John is ready to go. Be it fishing, hunting, camping, a lively game of Pokemon Dodgeball, or simply relaxing with others, Brother John uses his time to demonstrate patience as he listens and encourages those around him. This cool, calm, and collected fellow is also a fish fryer extraordinaire.

Emilie “PK” Halverson

Emilie “PK” Halverson

Long-term Intern

Patiently Kind? Profound Knowledge? Panicked Kangaroo? Peachy Keen? Peculiar Kin? This genetics major is as talented in the science lab as she is in the kitchen. While sometimes quiet, do not be fooled, PK reads the room well and is unafraid to speak her mind with wit and humor. Want to know what PK really stands for? Come find out.

John “Lord” Libby

John “Lord” Libby

Long-term Intern

Former student. Graduate. Active, successful college student. “Lord Libby” respectfully shares the insight gained through his own experience with students and staff. He is also more than willing to help in any way possible. We love that John still loves Adora.

Sarah Andrews

Sarah Andrews

Leadership Team / Specialization: Equestrian, Dog Training, Spanish

“On your mark! Get set! Go!” When you meet Miss Andrews, you will see her can-do attitude and big heart, helping not only students, but also animals and staff. Each day she saddles up preparing to jump the hurdles of life, school, work, and fun. Miss Andrews thrives in the equestrian arena, teaching and learning alongside students. Her cheers of “Arriba! Arriba! Andale! Pueden hacerlo!” encourage all who encounter her, whether in Spanish, Algebra, horseback riding, or any other hurdle that comes her way.