Real Life International Teachers: Angela’s Story

Meet Ms Staron. From September, Angela will be teaching at Dubai American Academy in Al Barsha.

After a sunny summer back home in Iowa, USA, Angela is moving to Dubai with her husband. Not a stranger to international teaching, Angela has just completed four years teaching in Shanghai, but the UAE presents a whole new adventure for her.

Join us as we follow Angela’s move from the Midwest to the Middle East to embark on her new teaching role as KG1-2 music teacher…

Chapter 4: The Journey to Dubai…

The big day has finally arrived and it’s time for Angela to head to the airport and fly to Dubai where she’ll be starting her new teaching job.

On arrival, it’s straight into school for induction, training and meeting colleagues before the children arrive in September. It’s a whirlwind introduction to life in the UAE, but there’s always a little bit of time for sightseeing…

Chapter 3: The Final Week — Iowa State Fair…

With just a few days to go until she boards her flight to Dubai, Angela gives us a tour of the Iowa State Fair. It’s an all-American experience featuring her state’s finest farming livestock and agricultural produce. She also introduces us to some of the hearty American fare on offer…

Chapter 2: Summer Snapshots…

In this video, Angela shares some of the highlights of her summer which she is spending in the company of good friends and family. Catching up with and saying goodbye to loved ones is an essential part of most people’s preparation to move overseas. It’s a bittersweet time.

Chapter 1: Introductions: blue skies and green fields…

 

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