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Kristine has been in education since 1993. She taught fourth grade in Ohio from 1993 - 2008. She has been a Curriculum Coordinator for four years. She is relocating to Dakar, Senegal to be the Director of Curriculum for the International School of Dakar in August 2012.

Great Senegal blog

Kari maintains the great blog Senegal Daily and maintains Dakar Eats, a wonderful resource for expats living in Senegal. She helped with this article in the magazine for Ethiopia Air. Check it out! Fish as Feast  

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Spin me a yarn

I loved seeing this gentleman at work this past spring at ISD during World Cultural Month and had the opportunity to chat with him, courtesy of a translator. He’s been weaving for 60 years. He is 75 years old. If … Continue reading

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What I’m enjoying back in Ohio

walking my dog on sidewalks smelling lilac in the air wearing jeans and a long sleeve t-shirt and NOT SWEATING!! driving without people passing me on the inside and outside of a two lane road not having cars randomly park … Continue reading

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On the Corniche

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Kruger Park, South Africa, October 2012

I was fortunate enough to get to attend the AISA (Association of  International Schools in Africa) conference in Johannesburg, South Africa this past October. It was a wonderful professional experience and a welcome respite from Dakar’s heat. One of the speakers … Continue reading

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Vilage des art de Dakar

Yesterday I had the opportunity to go the Vilage des Art de Dakar (Dakar Art Village). Not that far from the area I live in, next to the soccer stadium, there is a small refuge away from the ‘cityness’ of … Continue reading

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Growing Papaya ‘Trees’?? Things I wonder about

I thought I’d write about these bizarre looking plants that showed up in my ‘yard’ earlier this school year and have just kept growing. It was almost if they weren’t there one day and then the next they were knee-high … Continue reading

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