Whether in her classroom or on her many travels, longtime history teacher Klumpp’s passion comes alive.
1. A FEMINIST READ
One of Klumpp’s passions is gender studies. She wrote her graduate thesis on women who served in the Civil War as doctors, nurses, and soldiers.
2. WAR GAMES
Homemade board games help Klumpp’s students understand the dynamics of World War I trench warfare. “One toothpick represents 10,000 lives. It shows them neither side had decisive victories. Soldiers just died by the thousands.”
3. HAMILTON COLLEGE
Klumpp went to Hamilton, where she majored in U.S. history— a subject she has yet to teach.
4. TO REMEMBER
Klumpp believes students would benefit from visiting Holocaust memorial museums; she has been to Dachau and Auschwitz concentration camps. Maybe in 2023?
5. CUE CARDS
As students begin to flesh out their Williston Scholars history projects, these cards spur conversation and creative thinking.
On a tough day, Klumpp might pull out her big box of thank you cards she has received from students over a 21-year career at Williston.
7. MONARCH MADNESS
Among Klumpp’s possessions are a straight-edge showing important dates in British royal history and a postcard of a painting of Queen Elizabeth I.
8. FIELD OF DREAMS
A JV field hockey coach, she enjoys the sport, and says with a smile, “We may not win every game, but we win in attitude!”
Klumpp loves to travel. She “geeks out” when she visits the places she’s studied, like when she rounded a corner in a museum in Vienna and saw the painting “Napolean Crossing the Alps” or stood in front of a notorious window that was part of the Defenestration of Prague.