Just after we first met, we backpacked through Europe and our love for travel and our goal to continue to travel had begun…
We started teaching a few months after we married in August 2002. We learned so much our first years of teaching in Savannah, Georgia, USA.
In July 2005, we embarked on our first international teaching post in Lima, Peru at Colegio Roosevelt – The American School of Lima. We were trained in the MYP and DP and our own teaching philosophies fell in line with the IB programme. We also fell in love with Peru. In Peru, we decided to begin our family, and with a wild start to parenthood, Maximo was born.
In August 2009, we moved to Kobe, Japan to teach at Canadian Academy. The school was just beginning to implement the PYP and MYP and we were confident that we could be assets to the team. We have had many opportunities over the past five years. We have learned so much living in Japan and about the amazing culture, although there is always more that remains a mystery. Again, we expanded our family, and welcomed Lola in 2010.
We decided to go (and ultimately stay in) international teaching to continue to learn: how to be better educators, how education looks in different contexts and cultures, constantly learning from a plethora of professional development opportunities, contemporary teaching and learning practices and from many different students and colleagues along the way. Of course, we love to travel as a family and in many ways we live more simply than we would if we stayed educators in the US.
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