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Class of 2015 Profile: Kirsten Scott

Elizabeth Shelton 01-15-2015

Last but certainly not least, we are excited to introduce to you to our final new BCF teacher Kirsten Scott! Kirsten is a fellow Canadian and will be teaching English at Bidung LSS in Trashigang. Along with our 16 new teachers this year we have 4 returning teachers Ashley Lenzen, Wendy Max, Scott Harris and Tim Grossman. We can’t wait for everyone to arrive in Bhutan and stay tuned for updates on orientation!
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Visit Bhutan Year Events Calendar

Elizabeth Shelton 01-12-2015

2015 is here! Bhutan has declared this year Visit Bhutan Year, and many exciting and special events will take place throughout the country of Bhutan in celebration of the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the 4th King Jigme Singye Wangchuck.
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Check out the Events Calendar at the Visit Bhutan 2015 website to see what is in store for the year ahead!

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Class of 2015 Profile: Holly Krasniuk

Elizabeth Shelton 01-09-2015

We are pleased to introduce fellow Canadian and new BCF teacher Holly Krasniuk. Holly will be teaching English at Samtengang PS in Wangdue Phodrang.
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Holly Krasnuik was raised in Edgewater BC; a rural community nestled in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Here her supportive family exposed her to environmental education, and she developed a true passion and love for nature, adventure and culture. Keen to share these passions, she moved to Victoria B.C where […]

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Class of 2015 Profile: Nakita Singh

Elizabeth Shelton 01-08-2015

We are pleased to introduce another new BCF teacher joining our class of 2015 Nakita Singh. She will be heading to Khidheykhar MSS in Mongar to teach English!
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Nakita’s interests in travel and teaching were cultivated at a young age. Since then she has completed a degree in International Education, studied in Japan and taught in the Netherlands, Tunisia and in her home county, the UK, as well as exploring other cultures around the […]

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Class of 2015 Profile: Alex Rothman

Elizabeth Shelton 01-05-2015

With less than three weeks to go before our Class of 2015 arrives in Thimphu, we’re excited to introduce another passionate and engaged educator, Alex Rothman, who will be heading to Drujeygang HSS in Dagana to teach English.
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Alex Rothman is from Wanganui, a small town in provincial New Zealand. After spending a year in North Yorkshire Alex lived in Wellington, the ‘coolest little […]

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Class of 2015 Profile: Judy Byrne

Elizabeth Shelton 01-01-2015

Happy New Year! Wishing  everyone a happy and healthy year ahead.  We are excited about the year 2015, and part of our excitement is due to all of our new and returning teachers. Today we would like to introduce you to new BCF teacher Judy Byrne. Judy will be teaching English at Bartsam PS in Trashigang.
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Irish-born, nature-loving, life-long learner, Judy Byrne believes if she’s not living on the edge she’s taking up too much space. […]

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Class of 2015 Profile: Catherine O’Brien

Elizabeth Shelton 12-30-2014

Introducing new BCF teacher Catherine O’Brien! Catherine will be teaching English at Dechentsemo MSS in Punakha.
Catherine O'Brien
Catherine was born and raised in Michigan before attending Loyola University of Chicago for her undergraduate degree. In the spring of 2014 she attained a B.A. in English, B.S. in Secondary Education, and a minor in ESL. Catherine completed her student teaching in a Chicago Public high school, and has […]

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Class of 2015 Profile: Fraser MacInnes

Elizabeth Shelton 12-29-2014

Continuing on with our introductions of the Class of 2015, we are happy to introduce Fraser MacInnes! Fraser will be teaching English at Samey PS in Dagana.
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Fraser is a 27 year old teacher and currently resides in the sunny seaside town of Eastbourne in Sussex, England. He has 3 years experience as a Key Stage 1 (lower primary) teacher and prior to […]

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Happy Holidays from BCF!

Elizabeth Shelton 12-24-2014

All of us here at the Bhutan Canada Foundation wish everyone a happy holiday season! The BCF Toronto office will be closed December 24th – 28th and January 1st – 4th, to celebrate the holidays. In a months time our class of 2015 teachers will arrive in Bhutan. Make sure to keep up with the blog as we’ll be introducing the rest of the BCF teachers. We can’t wait for what lies ahead in the New Year!
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Farewell Class of 2014!

Elizabeth Shelton 12-23-2014

What a year it has been for our class of 2014! As the new BCF teachers get ready for their departure in January, our class of 2014 teachers reflect on their year spent in Bhutan. Some teachers are continuing on with BCF for their second, third, and even fourth year, while others have left Bhutan to travel other parts of the world before returning home.
To all the teachers who have given so much to Bhutan this past year, we thank […]

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