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Introducing our VIF Teacher: Mrs. Harlow
I am Mrs Sam Harlow and this year I am excited to be the VIF (Visiting International Faculty) teacher at Rocky River. I have an awesome second grade class who I am getting to know very well. This is my sixth year of teaching and so far the one I am enjoying the most!! My favourite things about being a VIF teacher so far are learning about different cultures, and experiencing some language differences! I am passionate about giving children an opportunity to learn more about our world as well as ignite their curiosity and wonder about the wonderful world in which we live.
I was born in a small part of Leicestershire, England. I have lived in a number of places in the area of Leicestershire, but never a different country. I have however, visited a number of different countries: Spain, France, Cyprus and Belgium to name a few.
While in other countries, I explore and learn things – it is one of my favourite things to do. In Belgium, I loved cycling along the many beautiful canals they have. I love to see the mountains and beaches in places as we don’t have lots in England (the hills and beaches we do have are stunning scenery). However, experiencing the sea in other countries is not on the list of favourite things; I’m pretty scared of fish! Why? I do not know.
One of my hobbies is travelling. I once travelled from San Francisco to New York in a camper van! We saw some incredible American sights along the way – Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon were a few. While here, I am looking forward to exploring further. I particularly want to visit Washington and Miami. I’d love to see some of the animals in the glades up close – not too close though!
I am very much looking forward to the year ahead and sparking some wonderful global learning!
Written by: Sam Harlow
Posted: Sep 06, 2013 by Heather Shulman