It has been a long time since I have updated my blog. Although much has happened since December 2015 - field trips, a summer spent at home and Fulbright English Program, new students, and beautiful moments teaching and learning - the truth is that the past two years have been the most difficult years of my (short) teaching career. I couldn't bring myself to write about even the good moments.
I have been through many trials and tribulations at GIS, and many times I found myself on the brink of giving up. There have been many moments when I have regretted, in some way, the decision to teach there. However, if I hadn't, I wouldn't have met some of my closest friends and confidants. I have to thank the friends who have stuck by and supported me through these two years of strife; I would have broken long ago without you. Thankfully, my time of struggle at GIS is over; I will be moving on to something bigger and better, and I'm genuinely excited for the future.
As of June 30th, 2017, I am no longer the English Language Arts teacher at GIS. In August, I will begin studying at Indiana University Bloomington for a Masters of Education in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education. Then, in October, I will be starting a new chapter in my teaching career at St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju. I couldn't be more excited for these opportunities to learn and grow, and to start this personal blog again. Please join me once again on my journey!
As a secondary English and foreign language educator, Katherine has spent the past 5 years teaching in South Korea. She is an enthusiastic educator who believes in the potential of every student, and strives to make an interactive, engaging learning environment to promote inquiry and learning.
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