Just got back from a wonderful four course meal with my new Principal.
Galleria de Paco – A restaurant painted to look like the Sistine Chapel all done in spray paint. An enjoyable meal. $$$
We were able to chat, learn a little bit more about the position, and find out some of the tricks of living in Dahka, Bangladesh.
We must have asked a million questions. I must have sounded like a complete idiot asking the same questions over and over again. And I must have said “we’re very excited” about a million times. I hope he doesn’t go back to his hotel and say “whoops. Now I am stuck with those idiots.”
We have a lot to do.
11:20 am on February 5, 2011
Jenni and I signed contracts for the 2011-2013 school year.
We will be teaching at the American International School in Dhaka, Bangladesh (AIS/D)
I will be teaching Drama at the Middle School level and I will be the Theater Manager (Programming, development).
Jenni will be a fourth grade teacher.
Our new mascot will be the Tiger.
Our world was just turned upside down. Literally.
We get to sleep in a little bit more this morning. No need to check in right at 7:00. We know the way there. We had two appointments in the morning – more like check-ins at 8:00, but met with one of them last night (Brazil). So, we just have one appointment at 8:00. We have the follow up interview (2nd) with AIS/D at 9:00 and then some “Orientations” throughout the day. The orientations are a chance for you to learn a little bit more about a particular country or school. Ben at AIS/D said he really wants us to come to that orientation. The orientations are definitely optional, but a chance to network and find out more about a particular country.
A little breakfast, a little getting ready and then we are on to day 2.
Keep an open mind, keep an open mind, keep an open mind. Be flexible, be flexible, be flexible.