I am American and I currently teach 2nd and 3rd grade English, Geography, Science and Technology in an international bilingual school in Rome, Italy. I have been teaching since 1991 around the world (North America, South America, Asia, and Europe). I am a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator, trained in Teaching SDGs. I feel strongly about bringing the world into the classroom and taking my students around the globe! I am passionate about engaging my students by connecting them with real world experiences. I love trying new ideas to keep them interested and excited and I believe student-centered, project-based activities are the most productive. I think it is urgent we reach our students about the serious climate crisis and encourage them to take action. I try to create global citizens who are sensitive to world issues. I also try to teach students to think for themselves and problem-solve so they can develop leadership skills and collaborate effectively in order to experience success in the classroom, but more importantly in life.