Animals, Educate, Global Health, Middle School

Its a New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone! As I did not win the big Powerball, I'm still teaching in Gallup, NM. ūüôā My kids and I have finally moved into a rhythm that seems to mostly work for all of us.¬† My sixth graders are just about through a unit on Malala Yousafzai, the young girl in Pakistan… Continue reading Its a New Year!

Adventure, China, Educate, Global Health, High School, Humanities, Middle School, Travel

A Chinese Village, 14.8 Million Strong

I have arrived in Huadu, China, a small...ish suburb of Guangzhou in southern China, just two hours inland from Hong Kong. ¬†Trees and green hills abound and calmness reigns amongst the high-rises in my neighborhood. ¬†All of this is very surprising to me. ¬†Happy people meandering the streets and lush plant life are every where.… Continue reading A Chinese Village, 14.8 Million Strong

Educate, Global Health, Grad School, Photography, Travel, Writing

Where In the World is Gretchen… Grad School!

I'm Alive - Really! One month ago to the day I left wonderful Nigeria. And two weeks ago it felt like I dove off the high dive¬†and landed with a big, overwhelming¬†splash into grad school at the University of Oregon. It is a crazy, intense program of 15 months with the bulk of the work… Continue reading Where In the World is Gretchen… Grad School!