Teaching Traveling: Would you take a job teaching abroad if your spouse got a job overseas?
Read the story of author and international educator, Sandra Bornstein’s adventures in India! Sandy, tell us about yourself.
Sandy: I grew up in Highland Park, Illinois. After graduating from high school, I moved to Boulder, Colorado to attend the University of Colorado. I was lucky to meet my future husband within months of starting school. We married young and I followed him back to Chicago so that he could attend law school. I completed my undergraduate education at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
While raising four children, I earned two graduate degrees. One was in Education- Instruction and Curriculum from the University of Colorado-Boulder and the other was in Jewish Studies from Spertus College. I am a licensed K-6 Colorado teacher with a K-12 linguistically diverse education endorsement.
I have taught K-12 students in the United States and abroad as well as college level courses at the University of Colorado and at Front Range Community College.
In 2010, my husband’s international job created a once in a lifetime opportunity to live abroad.
In India, I fulfilled three passions – a desire to travel, a zeal for writing, and a love of teaching. My Indian adventure became the backdrop for my book, May This Be the Best Year of Your Life: A Memoir.
I plan to continue blogging on my website, and will begin researching my next book soon. I travel with my husband as often as possible. I would be thrilled if my future travels could take me to places where I could utilize my teaching skills on a short-term basis. I do not want to be separated from my husband for more than 5-6 weeks.
I currently live in Colorado with my husband and our cat, Chloe. Our two eldest sons live outside of Colorado with their wives while our two youngest sons live instate.