February 2018: I recently accepted an offer to become the Head of EAL & MFL at HeadStart International School starting in August 2018. This is a two year post so I'll be in Phuket through July 2020. Come visit me here soon!
June 2017: After applying and interviewing for the position, I was recently notified that I was selected to assist with the launch of International TEFL Academy's Alumni Ambassador Program! As an ITA Alumni Ambassador I am excited to be joining the ITA team and helping to strengthen the ITA Alumni community abroad.
FEBRUARY 2017: The Cambridge program at Satree Phuket School headed north to Chiang Rai for this year's Outside Classroom Learning experience. This amazing viewpoint is located at Du Doi Suay Resort in the Maesai District, and I captured this panoramic image using my iPhone 5 in the early morning sunshine.
JANUARY 2017: On Monday, 16 January, Satree Phuket School welcomed Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi on her follow-up trip regarding the TO BE NUMBER ONE Project in Phuket.
NOVEMBER 2016: Two years ago today, 03/11/14, I officially launched my travel website but I don't feel like celebrating at all right now. More than likely it's because earlier today at Satree Phuket School we held a beautiful memorial service to remember the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
OCTOBER 2016: After 70 years of leading and helping to unify Thailand, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, has passed away. He will be missed by millions around the world. May he forever rest in peace. Long live the King!
APRIL 2016: I was offered three different teaching positions in Phuket, Thailand for the upcoming school year which begins in May! I have since declined two of the offers and look forward to the challenges ahead.
MARCH 2016: The month I spent in the Philippines was incredible but it is time to say goodbye for now and return to Thailand, aka The Land of Smiles, to continue my amazing journey!
FEBRUARY 2016: After several months of traveling across the United States catching up with family and friends and also rehabilitating from my injury, I finally returned to the Philippines, one of my favorite places in SE Asia!
JANUARY 2016: Journey with me across multiple continents in my 2015 Memories post!
AUGUST 2015: I had to have a second surgery because half of the screws that were anchored into my clavicle back in June started backing out of the bone, and that was causing a lot of pain and discomfort.
JUNE 2015: While exploring the northern region of Panay Island in the Philippines, I was in a motorbike accident and fractured my right clavicle. The fracture was displaced enough that surgery was required to repair the bone.
APRIL 2015: I was notified that the image of me at Bayon Temple in Cambodia's Angkor World Heritage Site was awarded first place in the 2015 Best Experience Photo Contest hosted by International TEFL Academy.
I also had a second image (below) place in the "Honorable Mention" category and I am extremely grateful not only for the recognition, but also for the opportunity to be able to be following my dreams and passions.
DECEMBER 2014: In just one month I earned my Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate through one of the International TEFL Academy's two dozen or so international locations. During these four weeks I spent equal time in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon), Vietnam and now I am certified to teach English pretty much anywhere in the world.