In the last three years I have had the privilege to travel to 11 different countries, and each time I have brought something back to my classroom. My life and classroom has been transformed. In 2012 I was an alternate to go to Japan, this year in 2015, I found out that I was one of the top applicants for the 2015 National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellowships. It is indescribable how privileged and blessed I feel.
I got the phone call when I was still processing the once in a lifetime opportunity to attend the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. All of these experiences continue to humble me.