Hege Abrahamsen is committed to fostering an enduring appreciation of learning in her students. Recognizing that each individual emerges from a unique background, Abrahamsen relates the learning process to her students’ own lives and cultivates independent developmental responsibility. Through years of experience both in and out of the classroom, Hege Abrahamsen uses a variety of instructional methods in individual and group contexts to produce positive, quantifiable results. As a teacher at McIntosh County Academy in Darien, Georgia, Hege Abrahamsen taught all levels of English to students in grades 9-12. During her five years at the school, she helped students improve their Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) performance as well as score significantly better on the state-mandated writing test required for graduation. Abrahamsen instructed Advanced Placement and SAT preparatory courses to ready students for college, and her involvement in several extracurricular clubs, such as the debate team and the Help Our Planet Earth club, helped students continue learning outside of the classroom. Hege Abrahamsen’s multifaceted efforts and excellent results merited her multiple accolades from McIntosh County Academy. In 1995, she won Teacher of the Month twice; in 1997, she earned Teacher of the Year distinction. She continues to work with young adults as the leader of an after-school English program at Norwalk High School in Connecticut. Assisting students with entrance-exam preparation and essay composition, Abrahamsen help pupils gain admittance to institutions of higher education. When not with her students, Hege Abrahamsen pursues a Master’s degree at the University of Bridgeport. Fluent in three languages, she enjoys traveling and reading in her spare time.