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My name is Jeff Horwitz and I teach second grade at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School, an independent school in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. I went to college at St. Louis University and received my Masters Degree at Webster University. I've been teaching for six years and have been at MICDS for 1. I enjoy golfing, sports, and playing to and listening to music.
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My name is Andrea Mennella. I am a Primary School teacher at Direzione Didattica Statale I Circolo "San Filippo", "San Filippo" Primary School of Città di Castello, province of Perugia, Umbria region, centre of Italy. I teach in two Fourth Grades - Section A, Full Time (40 hours per week) and Section B, Normal Time (28 hours per week). I studied at University of Florence (Foreign Languages; French, English); University of Siena-Arezzo (Sciences of Education); University of Geneva (Sciences of Education, Psychology, European Studies), University of Cambdrige (ESOL, Geneva, Perugia), University of Limerick, Ireland (Language Centre, English for teachers), University of Bedford (UK, stage for primary school teachers of English), St. Martin's College, Ambleside, Cumbria (UK, international mentoring). I have been teaching for nine years at Direzione Didattica Statale of Umbertide (Perugia, Umbria) and last year I moved to my new school. I like working with primary school students and cooperating with teachers and school from abroad. I have professional experiences as an e-tutor and as a teacher trainer. I love relaxing quietly, walking in the Nature, listening to music, swimming. Sincere Thanks to Jeff, his colleagues and his students for their precious support.
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My name is Paz Reynal O'Connor and I teach English to a second grade at "Colegio Santa María", a bilingual school in Pilar, Buenos Aires, Argentina. I've been teaching for six years now and I'm really enjoying it! Everyday it's different from the other and I learn a lot from my students, but above all we have fun together. I enjoy preparing projects for my students and my main goal is that, besides english, they do learn that we are in fact all different but that each one of us has something unique to share with the rest.
So thank you for opening your classroom doors to us and I hope that inspite of the distance we can get to know and learn from each other.