Emily’s Bio

Emily has been part of the Noorthoek Academy family for 17 years. She loves to learn and experience new things and is especially interested in exploring different cultures. Emily is a talented artist and has a goal to turn her artwork into a business. She has a dog named Howler that likes to sing with her. Emily has worked in the retail industry for the last 17 years. Emily is proud that she has defeated many odds and accomplished many things that people doubted she was able to do.

Emily’s Poetry


Thank you God
for the breath you gave me.
Thank you for a roof over my head,
food and drink for my body.
Thank you for my job of 15 years.
I have family and friends that love me.
Thank you for teachers who care
and animals and pets to nurture.
The blessings of my life
are rich and many.
I count these gifts every day.

Crafting a Happy World

Fashioning tiny hats for babies
and warm, soft quilts for veterans.
Pouring my love into each piece,
warming hearts along the way.
Stepping forth for my community.
Crafting a happier world.