Once in a Lifetime

The numbers are daunting: Only 17% acceptance rate – Only 45 Americans chosen a year – Only ONE spot at my chosen university available. After making past the written application stage and then the interview process, I was among the chosen:


          Dear Mrs. Marjorie Light: On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, I would like to              congratulate you on being selected for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program.

Next, school year, I’ll be teaching, researching, and studying at Nottingham University in England!

I’ll be researching both the successful teacher education program at Nottingham University and studying how U.K. minority children are educated in the secondary education system. My experiences at J.D. Clement Early College High School provides much to share with my future colleagues in England.

Aside from working, I’ll be doing as much exploring as possible in my new home during the duration of my stay. Follow along here as I post photos, musings, and discoveries. My dream came true and I can’t wait to share it with you!

nottingham montage

Cover Photo Credit: Free, fair usage from Panoramio user Rob Shelton; Montage from mysalute.biz Nursing Recruiting in Italy

6 thoughts on “Once in a Lifetime

  1. Congratulations! As a writer and fellow DPS employee I am very interested in reading about this amazing opportunity. Enjoy your journey!


    • Thank you so much, Lucy! I can’t wait to learn and explore…and then return to share my experiences with DPS and my students. ❤


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