Director of International Program
“Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” —Mark 9:37
Darlene Kasper studied elementary education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro before becoming a wife and mother. She joined Cascade Christian Schools in 2008 and works as the international program director and the host family program coordinator. Darlene helps find and support host families as well as offers international student support on campus.
Darlene and her husband have been married since 1995 and have two children, both CCS graduates. Darlene enjoys traveling, cooking, and helping families become connected around the world. In the last 15 years, her family has hosted 35 students in their home, and she feels blessed to have had children from South Africa, the Philippines, South Korea, Japan, and China.
International Program Assistant
Brook Sikora graduated magna cum laude with a BA in language and literature from a private Christian college, Sterling College, in Kansas. She also completed a secondary teacher preparation program during her tenure there. She holds a Washington State Professional Teacher Certificate and is highly qualified in secondary language arts. She also is ACSI-certified and has TESOL certification.
Brook instructs and supports our international students in English and Bible and has worked at Cascade Christian Schools 2009. She and her husband, Michael, married in 1998, and they have three daughters. They have hosted 10 international students and teachers in their home.
While teaching English online for an international company based in China, Brook discovered a new passion for helping international students. Because she enjoyed teaching ELL students so much, she sought out the opportunity to help our beautifully diverse group of students at CCS and moved to our International Department in 2019.
Brook says, “I know attending a school in a foreign country and learning material in a second language is extremely challenging. I find great satisfaction in helping our international students adjust, learn, and succeed. I get excited when students do well, and I relish the opportunity to help students overcome their struggles. Teaching writing, reading, and speaking (with proper pronunciation) are my primary goals for our students, along with preparing them for a smooth transition into domestic grade-level English classes. I look forward to the opportunity to work with your student at Cascade Christian!”