This is Our Mission

Cross Cultural Connect’s mission is to provide students with authentic learning experiences in the areas of language, culture, and technology through a customizable, standards-based curriculum. Combining authentic teaching methods with multicultural education and language learning, CCC created an interactive curriculum that molds into the everyday curriculum of the common classroom.

OUR HISTORY

Cross Cultural Connect began as a project created by Kayla Angstadt, an ESL certified elementary school teacher. In an effort to fully engage her students, she wanted to combine authentic teaching methods with multicultural education and language learning. After interviewing, meeting, and conferencing with over 30 schools in 8 different countries, CCC created an interactive curriculum that molds into the everyday curriculum of the common classroom. CCC earned recognition as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in August of 2015. Cross Cultural Connect’s mission is to provide students with authentic learning experiences in the areas of language, culture, and technology through a customizable, standards-based curriculum.

We started connecting schools in 2014, when CCC hosted its first connection between two schools in Cuzco, Peru and Boston, Massachusetts. 9th and 10th grade students at Ausangate Bilingual School in Cuzco were connected with 7th grade students at W.S. Parker Middle School Reading in Boston. That same year, we formed a connection between 4th and 5th grade students at The International School Nido De Aguilas in Santiago, Chile and 4th and 5th grade students at Wilton Manors Elementary in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

We continued to grow our International Network in 2015, when honors Spanish classes at Parkland High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania connected with 9th and 10th grade students in Centro Educativo Jorge DeBravo in Turrialba, Costa Rica.

In 2016, a new group of 7th grade students at W.S. Parker Middle School Reading in Boston, Massachusetts connected with 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students in Centro Educativo Jorge DeBravo in Turrialba, Costa Rica. Most recently, 5th grade students at Centro Educativo Jorge DeBravo in Turrialba, Costa Rica wrote handwritten letters and created videos to share with indigenous students in Alto Pacuare, Costa Rica at Escuela Yoldi Kicha.

board members

Doug - Vice President

Douglas Sullivan is an attorney who focuses on offering his skills and talents to his community. Through his work with Cross Cultural Connect, he’s been able to use his skills and talents to draft documents, comply with corporate formalities, and properly abides by the Tax Code. He also has experience with non-profit organizations since he was thirteen, as a volunteer.  

Carol - Academic Advisor

Dr. Carol Watson, Educational Advisor for CCC, is an Associate Professor at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She taught for 23 years in K-8 public schools, and 14 years at the university level. Her experience encompasses work with a broad range of diverse ethnic and socio-economic cultures. Carol is committed to fostering respect for all cultures and individuals through knowledge and understanding of their unique value.

Felicite - Advisor

Felicite Moorman is an award-winning technology entrepreneur, attorney, speaker and community activist. She has earned an international reputation as a go-to wireless industry expert, developing pioneering strategic partnerships and unprecedented technology strategies and initiatives for the Internet of Things. She has home-schooled her 3 children and is a huge advocate for global education.

Paul - Academic Coordinator, Curriculum Designer

Paul Tomlin has been a full-time tutor, a cite coordinator, an education coordinator, a Spanish teacher, and a sign-language interpreting river guide, all in the last five years.

Kayla - President, Head Curriculum Designer

Kayla Angstadt, founder and CEO of CCC, is an elementary bilingual school teacher who is certified in English as Second Language. She has worked with all levels of socioeconomic statuses as well as a vast variety of cultures. Kayla is committed to creating a positive network of international global citizens.

Sam - Secretary, Treasurer

Doug- Vice President

Douglas Sullivan is an attorney who focuses on offering his skills and talents to his community. Through his work with Cross Cultural Connect, he’s been able to use his skills and talents to draft documents, comply with corporate formalities, and properly abides by the Tax Code. He also has experience with non-profit organizations since he was thirteen, as a volunteer.

Felicite - Advisor

Felicite Moorman is an award-winning technology entrepreneur, attorney, speaker and community activist. She has earned an international reputation as a go-to wireless industry expert, developing pioneering strategic partnerships and unprecedented technology strategies and initiatives for the Internet of Things. She has home-schooled her 3 children and is a huge advocate for global education.

Kayla - President, Head Curriculum Designer - I’m kinda tired

Kayla Angstadt, founder and CEO of CCC, is an elementary bilingual school teacher who is certified in English as Second Language. She has worked with all levels of socioeconomic statuses as well as a vast variety of cultures. Kayla is committed to creating a positive network of international global citizens.

Carol - Academic Advisor

Dr. Carol Watson, Educational Advisor for CCC, is an Associate Professor at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She taught for 23 years in K-8 public schools, and 14 years at the university level. Her experience encompasses work with a broad range of diverse ethnic and socio-economic cultures. Carol is committed to fostering respect for all cultures and individuals through knowledge and understanding of their unique value.

Paul- Academic Coordinator, Curriculum Designer

Paul Tomlin has been a full-time tutor, a cite coordinator, an education coordinator, a Spanish teacher, and a sign-language interpreting river guide, all in the last five years.

Sam- Secretary, Treasurer

Curriculum Writers

Kristen Miller

Kelsey Metzler

Kelsey McGuire

Sarah Berghold

Morgan Carfara

Program Directors

Francesca

Francesca Farrisi as Program Director, India. She will spear projects aiming to connect American students to Indian students through her medium of art teaching. Francesca is a full time graphic designer and illustrator, fine artist, singer, poet and mother to a wonderful young artist. She believes every child should have the opportunity to become a global citizen, and be empowered through art.