Deerfield, MA

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student, teacher, administrator, non-profit employee, parent, other

Languages spoken:

English, Spanish, conversational Vietnamese



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Short bio or reason for joining Actionable Innovations Global:

Personal - I am part of a multi-cultural, multi-generational family. I have lived and studied all over the world: Spain, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, etc. Professional- I started my career as a world language teacher. In 1990, I embarked on graduate study at the School for International Training and The Experiemnt in International Living (World Learning Inc.)In 2000, I was awarded an National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship to study Caribbean culture at The University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. The experience inspired me to publish a book on cross-cultural awareness activities for language teachers. I am deeply committed to increasing the global IQ of faculty and students, and believe that immersing oneself in the culture of another is transformational. Over the past 12 years, I have lead over 300 students to live and work in orphanages in the Dominican Republic. In 2013, I founded the www.teachlearnlead.org edu-library for teachers and school leaders.

Global education projects or initiatives in which you are involved (if applicable):

- Annual service learning trip to the Dominican Republic (founded two programs in two different independent schools) - Authored book, The Next Best Thing to Being There, published by Carlex ( book of cross cultural activities for language teachers) -Curator of Global Gleanings collection at the www.teachlearnlead.org edu-library