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Mrs. Diane Kossis

Hi! I am Mrs. Kossis or Mrs. K..... I am a speech pathologist/teacher/therapist…that means my gig at Jane Ball is communicating-which means talking, listening, laughing, sharing language. It is the perfect job for me (for the last 30 years) as I love to talk and listen to people.  I have lived and worked in Pennsylvania, Virginia and in Southern Indiana, but spent 7 years (2008-2015)  living overseas before coming to Northwest Indiana.  My husband’s job took us to Cyprus, an island in the Mediterranean for 5 years-perfect because I love the sea, warm weather and can speak Greek.  I also spent 2 years in Kazakhstan (in Asia just west of China)-it was MUCH colder which prepared me for winters in Northwest Indiana.  I have 2 children- My son is an optometrist opening his own office this year in Crown Point, and his wife is also an optometrist. My daughter-you guessed it-also an optometrist,  just graduated in May-she and her fiance are moving to Arizona this fall.   Some of my hobbies are reading, cooking, traveling (I have visited 10 countries so far, but Greece is always my favorite), and exploring with my husband, Peter, and our dog Bella. Something you may not know: I live on a farm, which we have named Dreamfield Farms, complete with turkeys, chickens, pigs, and goats.  I am thrilled to be starting my fifth year here as part of the JB family.