My name is Amanda Isberg. I am the Second Grade teacher at an American International school called, Escuela Las Morochas, in Venezuela. During the next school year I will be teaching third grade at CIC Valencia, also in Venezuela.
My interest in teaching began while working on my Bachelors of Arts in International Studies at the University of Oregon (graduated June 2007). I interned in Yokusuka, Japan and Gaeta, Italy for three months each at a summer camp while earning elective credits at my university. I loved the experience of working with children while living overseas and I began thinking about becoming a teacher full time. My decision to work with children overseas was further strengthened by a four-month experience teaching ESL as a volunteer with the Peace Corps in Azerbaijan.
I officially began my teaching career in the United States as a second grade intern teacher while I was completing my Master of Arts in Teaching at Lewis & Clark College in August 2009. After graduating and getting my teaching license, I was a substitute teacher in Portland, Oregon in grades pre-kindergarten through grade eight.
Following my passion to teach while discovering new cultures, I taught ECE at the American School Foundation of Chiapas (in Mexico). I then moved to the Eastern hemisphere and taught second grade at an international school in Beijing, China. Desiring a return to sunny Latin America where I could speak Spanish and dance salsa to my heart’s content, I found Escuela Las Morochas.
When not actively teaching, I love to try new recipes, salsa dancing, practice yoga, and explore new places.