I am a Columbus, Ohio native with the closet full of Buckeye apparel to prove it. I graduated from THE Ohio State University with a BS in Human Ecology followed by a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education. I then moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where I taught Kindergarten and First Grade. Inspired to teach abroad by a vacation to the Land of Smiles I am now living and , sometimes, thriving in Khon Kaen, Thailand. I teach 7th grade and spend my days celebrating the small wins of daily life abroad.
One of the best parts of teaching in Thailand is the ability to travel. Each month I have been able to travel 2-4 weekends. This is because of the salary... keep reading
CIEE was pretty transparent that although teaching in Thailand would be an incredibly memorable once in a lifetime experience, it would also be difficult. I’m relatively open to friends, family... keep reading
I am 5’9’, platinum blonde, and white. To say I stand out in Northeast Thailand is an understatement. There are some perks of this. I always feel safe because I... keep reading
My 2 reasons for coming to Thailand were to be able to travel around Southeast Asia and to grow as an educator. Being a teacher is part of my identity... keep reading
One of my favorite things about Thailand is it’s diverse landscapes and wildlife. In America it makes sense we have deserts, mountains, oceans, lakes, islands, and glaciers because we’re the... keep reading
I have written previously about how CIEE prepares you to live and teach in Thailand and I am forever grateful for everything they did and continue to do for me... keep reading