3000 North Stiles Road
Scottville, MI 49454
Children & Youth Institute
D’Ann started her career teaching preschool, with her Associates degree in Child Develpment from Ferris State University, prior to having her first children, twin boys. She choose to be a stay-at-home mom for their first five years while continuing her education, completing her Bachelors of Science degree, majoring in Physical Education and minoring in Elementary Education from Grand Valley State University, all while being a college athlete on the track team. This led to her being hired in January in a third-grade classroom and moving to fifth grade the following year, which she taught for eleven years. After having two more children, D’Ann decided to stay home with them for a year to complete her Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a philanthropy emphasis. With a degree in philanthropy, D’Ann empowered her students to engage in service-learning projects. Guiding her students’ voice, they were able to improve their community in amazing ways. Even though teaching is D’Ann’s passion, she started questioning her contentment. Being a person who embraces challenges and change, she decided to resign from teaching to homeschool her two youngest and find a career which utlizes all her assets. Two years of homeschooling was a great bonding time for her and her children but she was soon ready for the next adventure. Michigan State University Extension educator specializing in global and cultural education felt like the perfect fit. Growing up as a 4-H’er in Newaygo County, hosting nine exchange students, placing exchange students for two other organizations, traveling, and being an exchange student, were all the more reason to accept this position. D’Ann is also facilitating service-learning sessions with 4-H youth and adults throughout the state. Along with her teaching positions, D’Ann is a pool director for local community pool, swim lesson instructor, and coach of many sports including, swimming, soccer, basketball, softball and track. D’Ann was a successful athlete herself, including All American status in discus, Olympic training camp in Colorado Springs when she was 19 years-old and most recently inducted in Fremont High School’s Sports Hall of Fame. Her positive outlook on life and the belief you can do anything you put your mind too is easily conveyed to all who come in contact with D’Ann Rohrer.
November 15, 2017 | Attend a cultural festival and share the experience with a child. Let them be curious, ask questions, enjoy delicious cultural food, learn about new customs and appreciate traditional dress and dance.
November 14, 2017 | Cultural competence, the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures, helps to ensure the needs of all community members are addressed.
November 1, 2017 | Japanese partner LABO and Michigan 4-H have continued their commitment of international exchange for 45 years. Learn more about the cultural significance for these Japanese students.
October 23, 2017 | Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit another country? 4-Her Libby Graber was able to be an exchange student for one month in Japan during summer of 2017.
October 19, 2017 | Learn how you can share your event during International Education Week, Nov. 13-17, 2017.
August 31, 2017 | Six Korean delegates share their exchange experience in Michigan, how it has influenced their lives and the bond they have with their host family.
August 29, 2017 | Thoughts from a Japanese chaperone participating in Michigan 4-H’s month-long international exchange program.
May 25, 2017 | Explore your intercultural awareness for a month when you become a host family as part of the Japan Summer Inbound Exchange.
January 3, 2017 | Academic Yearlong International Exchange students and their host families enjoy activities to strengthen their relationship.
January 3, 2017 | International travel is a great opportunity for 4-H youth to experience new cultures and be more globally connected.