Iraq is Dangerous. Go Anyway.

“Are you crazy?” This is the first question I’m always asked when people find out that I’m a teacher in Iraq.

We just finished our third quarter…I still haven’t learned how to write on the board properly. But I am loving the opportunity to get to know an entirely different set of students. We went on […]

April 13th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Iraq is Dangerous. Go Anyway.

A Day in the Life

The chickens wake you up first. Or the call to prayer. Or your roommate’s alarm clock from the other room. But usually it’s the chickens.

Out of bed. Into the shower. Dry the hair. Grab the briefcase (vinyl and canvas because it gets dirty here). Throw some Nescafe in the thermos. Walk outside, yelling “Chonit!” […]

April 6th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , |Comments Off on A Day in the Life

“Shepherd” Refugee School is Open!

March 5th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on “Shepherd” Refugee School is Open!

“Shepherd” Refugee School opening soon!

The school in the refugee camp now has a principal, two vice-principals, the registration process is underway, and a start date has been set! Just a few more details like a septic tank, backpacks for students, and desk repair remain.

Our school’s name is “Shivani Media” meaning, “The Shepherd of the Medes.” Shivani is the one who guides […]

February 18th, 2015|Categories: Iraq|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on “Shepherd” Refugee School opening soon!