I just submitted all the critical pieces to the Fulbright. My project is done!
Before I go, however, there are many people to thank. So, here it goes!
This project would not have been possible without the support of the Institute of International Education and the U.S. Department of State. I am thankful for this opportunity.
Thank you to Gloria Garafulich-Grabois of Gabriela Mistral Foundation, María Paz Garafulich of Había una Vez Foundation, and Magdalena Merbilhaá of Red Cultural for helping me establish contacts in schools and build incredible connections with other educators. I would not have successfully finished this project without your support.
I am grateful to the Bernards Board of Education for providing additional funds to buy literature for our students at William Annin. I missed teaching so much and can’t wait to start implementing what I learned this September!
A huge thank you to my cheering team at WAMS: Christina, Catarina, Anna, Deirdre, Diane, and, of course, my incredible substitute teacher, Matt!
I am thankful to my husband for believing in me as I embarked on this adventure to Chile. I love you so much, may the Force be with you.
I am grateful to my parents, my mother-in-law, and my friends for checking in on me regularly and sharing both my ups and downs during this time. You guys rock!!
I thank Gaby, Cynthia, Andrea M., Estela, Andrea R., Isabel B., Gabriel, Sofía, Monica, Gloria C., Andrea B., Magdalena P., Margarita W., Paloma V., and Karen for allowing me to visit your schools and classrooms and making me feel so welcome.
~~I dedicate this project to the Chilean teachers. Thank you for the incredible work you do every day~~