hot glue - venezuela

Education: BAH, BEd (P/J) at Queen's University

Year Teaching: One!

Subject and Grade: First Grade

My travel experience: Never enough. A bit of Europe and New York City in high school, a summer studying in Argentina, a practicum in Vallarta, and a new life in Venezuela.

I decided to teach in Venezuela  because: I have wanted to live in Latin America for a long time now, and have admired this school in particular for a few years. Even though we are going through tough times as a country right now, I knew that this school and  the people who make up its community were the right fit for my lifestyle, my personality, and my status as a first year educator.

My biggest fear about moving abroad is: That I will not live up to the standards I set for myself in such an incredible school.

This year, I am most excited about: Learning! About the new culture, home, people, school, and students; about the experiences that I will take in; and about myself as an individual and as a teacher.

5 must have items I packed in my suitcase:
1. Anything that will stick to the concrete walls of our apartments and classrooms
2. Headlamp
3. Memories of loved ones and our experiences
4. Sanitizer
5. Shoes

Famous, must-eat delicacies from Maracaibo: Deep fried anything! Along with arepas, te de jaimaica, tequeños, and white cheese.

Most excited to explore: I want to know all of South America one day. For now, I’m focused on my upcoming trip to Catatumbos.

Professional Goal This Year: To make a positive difference in the lives of my students and prepare them for second grade.