First posted 2/11/2012 on BestBookIHaveNotRead
I have accepted a new position for next year at the International School of Dakar.
That’s in Senegal.
In West Africa.
(as Director of Curriculum–You probably won’t even pay attention to that part-you’re still back on International School (not Granville) )
or Senegal (Where the heck is that?)
or Africa (Is this a joke? Did someone hack your account?)
We are pretty darn excited!
We’ll be Jaguars (as well as Blue Aces) at the school.
It’s a PreSchool-grade 12 campus that allows the kids and I to all be on one campus. The “American style curriculum’ is ‘enriched to reflect the needs and diversity of its international student body and faculty’ and hopes to ‘inspire students to become lifelong learners and responsible global citizens in a rapidly-changing world.”
Oh, and it’s on four acres overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Once I got my daughter over the “CNN Effect” (If you go to Africa, you will be killed–either by disease, famine, wild animal, bomb, or machete), she has been on cloud nine. The learning that all of us have done this past month has been amazing.
There is a good video that the staff has put together.
I plan on sharing more as the rest of this school year goes by and as we get ready to go in August. We will have new school stories to share in the next several years.