Amy Iida Tervola Hultbergis the dean of Salolampi, the Finnish Language Village and has been with Concordia Language Villages for 18 years. Iida has been a villager, credit villager, counselor, business manager, credit facilitator and assistant dean at Salolampi. Iida earned her B.A. from Concordia College, Moorhead, has an M.A. in education from Hamline University, and K-12 administrative licensure from St. Mary’s University in St. Paul, Minn. She has done doctoral work at The Ohio State University and is currently nearing the end of doctoral coursework at Capella University.
Iida has taught elementary school students in Detroit Lakes, Minn., for 14 years, serving the district as the primary literacy coordinator for five years. Well established in Finnish-American circles, she is executive secretary and active board member of the Salolampi Foundation and a trustee candidate of Finlandia Foundation National, along with serving as store manager and food service supervisor of Minnesota Finnish Historical Society Chapter 13.