News from Paul:

May 21, 2013

Sadly, this may be my last newsletter update as a Harmony teacher. Last February I accepted a new position as the Technology Facilitator for the United Nations International School in Hanoi, Vietnam. There are two UN schools in the world, one in New York and the other in Hanoi. My job there will be to help middle and high school teachers learn to use technology better in their curricula, and I also hope to get training to become an International Baccalaureate History teacher. The job contract will be for two years, but right now I am planning on spending the next 2-8 years working at international schools overseas.

These past six years at Harmony have been incredible. I am proud to have been a part of such a talented community of educators, and privileged to have had the opportunity to work with such great students. Since I graduated from college in 2003, Bloomington has been a new home for me, and my biggest fear in leaving is that I may never find a job or a community that make me as happy as I am now. And yet for the past decade I have dreamt of teaching overseas. Last fall semester I felt that it was now or never. Right now I feel the sadness of this part of my life ending, but in a few months I know there will be the excitement of a new adventure. So if for any reason you end up in Vietnam, or Southeast Asia, over the next couple years, you know you have a place to stay.

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