Enjoys Working Because: "I am passionate about Anabaptist/Mennonite education and how it transforms lives,” Tieszen said. “The opportunity to be part of an educational system that integrates Anabaptist values with education and activities is what pulls me back to this level."
Other: Tieszen brings more than 20 years of combined educational and administrative leadership to LM, including two years in collegiate institutional advancement, six years in school administration and 13 years teaching in public and private high schools. She is currently serving as the vice president of institutional advancement at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas. She previously served as superintendent, principal and board member at Freeman Academy, in Freeman, South Dakota, as well as being a member-at-large for Mennonite Schools Executive Council, culminating with a position as the vice president of the Executive Board of Mennonite Secondary Schools Council.
As a teacher, Tieszen taught multiple subjects in the classroom, including social studies, science, physical education, computer, Bible, psychology and sociology. She has also managed a dairy farm, trained as an Olympic handball athlete, and worked as a coach, bus driver, bank teller and accountant.