Update – October 2017
I arrived in Jeju, South Korea in early September. I had time to spare so I figured I would come and get the lay of the land as they say. The island is filled with beaches, mountains, trails, trees and beautiful scenery. It’s quite the change from the Middle East.
Update – January 2017
A few months ago I decided to start job hunting for a new international school. One of the perks of being an international teacher is when you job hunt you can choose an area, some teachers have dream schools, and others like me leave the search wide open. I’m happy to say that I will be headed to Jeju Island, South Korea. I will be part of a team teachers that will be opening a brand new international school on the island. The Middle East has been good to me but it is times to part ways. I’m excited about the opportunities to come.
Update – August 2016
I’m entering my fourth year of international teaching and I still love it. I will still say it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made. I’m entering my second year in Bahrain teaching PE to grades nursery – eleventh grade. In the next few months I will decide if I’m going to stay or move to a new school, right now that is up in the air. The best part of international teaching is the freedom that it gives me to travel and do things that I was unable to do while living in the states. It is still tough to be away from family and friends for long periods of time but my time home means so much more.
Update – July 2015
It’s been two years since I’ve started this adventure and I have to say that’s it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. In the past two years I’ve experienced more and seen more places than I ever thought I would. In August I will be starting a new adventure in Bahrain. Bahrain is a small island country in the Persian Gulf. If you are still unsure, give it a Google search and learn a little geography today. My new school is much smaller than where I was last year. I will be teaching K-12 P.E. The best part of moving to Bahrain is that three of my friends are coming with – thankfully. Heather, Luke and Peggy are also teaching at the same school. It will really help the transition already knowing people there. I’m excited to see what Bahrain has to offer and the new adventures that will come along. Keep following the blog for all the updates.
Update – July 2014
This will be my second year teaching in Egypt. I’m currently teaching early childhood P.E. My students range from ages 3 – 6 so they definitely keep me on my feet and entertained to say the least. Living in Egypt has been a great experience and is not at all what is portrayed in the media. It’s not always easy going but for the most part it has been exciting, enlightening, and a very eye opening experience.
I’m a PE/Health teacher from Coal City Illinois, a small town about sixty miles south of Chicago. I’ll be teaching elementary PE in Egypt at an American International School. I’m excited to learn about a new culture and explore all I can.