Hi, Brittany here. I’m an American and I call Greensboro, NC and Mongolia home. After graduating from UNC- Greensboro, I joined the Peace Corps in 2012. It was absolutely my dream job at the time and it led me to Mongolia. I found myself working in a village school in the Gobi. It was tough in the way any quintessential Peace Corps experience should be. That began my journey in international education. Fast forward 8 years, a husband, 2 daughters, and 3 schools later, I work as the high school ELA teacher at the American School of Ulaanbaatar.
I’m thrilled to find Cohort Online 12. COETAIL reminds me of the Teach-Now teacher preparation program I completed a few years ago. TN is also a cohort-based model, preparing tech-savvy teachers with a truly global feel. During that program, I started a Twitter account that I admittedly don’t keep up with, yet.
I saw a COETAIL alum being congratulated online for a new leadership position, which led me to research more. Instead of starting a master’s, I’m doing this. The thought of only reading academic articles and writing essays as “online learning” doesn’t appeal to me right now (or ever), but COETAIL does. I hope this community of learners will inspire me to be more innovative and design authentic and engaging experiences for my students.