The Present Perfect

Monthly Archives: May 2022

Two and a half weeks left in Budapest. It doesn’t feel real. School is winding down (and at the same time ramping up with all of the end-of-year activities). In a way it feels like any other year getting ready for summer break and that it’s only “goodbye for now.” It’s not quite sunk in yet that these really are the last weeks that I’ll be living in Budapest. Slowly, I have… Read More

This week’s interview is with Stephanie, a first-grade teacher in Hong Kong. Stephanie is another friend that I met in the Literacy Coach Cohort. We discovered that we actually have a fun “small world” connection. Stephanie taught in Guatemala with Kelly who I met while traveling in Guatemala in 2007. (Kelly was just about to start her international teaching career when we met and she’s still at the same school today!) Kelly… Read More

Well, after more than two years, Covid finally got me. I was almost starting to think that I was somehow magically avoiding it. Oddly enough, this week was also the same week that a handful of friends back home and another handful of people that I follow online all announced that they got Covid for the first time making it seem like EVERYONE was finally getting it now. While it’s never great… Read More

The international educator interviews series is back! First up, I want to introduce you to my dear friend Kate whom I met during a literacy coaching program that we participated in from 2017-2019. Kate and her family recently repatriated to the U.S. where she works at a private school in Houston as the head librarian. In her 14 years in Education, Kate has taught English, Humanities, World Religions, and Photography I and… Read More