James and Moke Chee Wolter
A native of Malaysia, Moke Chee Wolter has a degree in education from Brinsford Lodge at Birmingham University in England. She was teaching art, history, and geography at the time that she met Jim, who was a Peace Corps volunteer. They were married, and their two children, James Jr., a neurosurgeon and Sheana, an attorney, were both born in Malaysia. Moke Chee has been a professional artist (oil and acrylic) since living in the United States. Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences and a Doctorate of Education in leadership and policy studies from NIU. He is a due process hearing officer for the State of Illinois. From 1961-1966, Jim was a Peace Corp Volunteer in Malaysia, where he taught science, mathematics, and English and also coached several sports. He spent his career in the education of individuals with disabilities. He was a special education teacher and administrator at New Trier High school for many years, and he is a Professor Emeritus at Chicago State University. Jim and Moke Chee enjoy grandparenting, walking, painting, sculpting, reading and sailing.