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Face Time with Lee Shumow

Lee Shumow
Lee Shumow

Geneva resident Lee Shumow, 63, was in Campton Hills when she answered questions for the Kane County Chronicle's Brenda Schory.

Schory: Where did you grow up?
Shumow:
A north suburb of Milwaukee

Schory: Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Shumow
: Diane Keaton

Schory: First job?
Shumow:
Baby sitting

Schory: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Shumow:
A teacher and I became a teacher, and now I’m an education professor at NIU.

Schory: Book or movie you would recommend?
Shumow:
“Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi

Schory: Favorite charity?
Shumow:
The Jane Adeny Memorial School for Girls in Kenya

Schory: Favorite ice cream flavor?
Shumow:
Vanilla

Schory: Favorite local restaurant?
Shumow:
Thai Village in Batavia

Schory: What is an interesting factoid about yourself?
Shumow:
I was living in north Nigeria when my father was a teacher with the Ford Foundation Project and the Biafra war started. I was sent to a boarding school in Beirut, Lebanon. I was in eighth grade there when the Six-Day War broke out, and we were evacuated to Athens. I made it home to my grandmother’s in the states. President Johnson called looking for me because no one knew where I was.

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