About dianne

photoDianne is a twenty-eight year teaching veteran, which means she’s a little loopy sometimes. She has four certification fields, and has taught English (PK, Elem, MS, HS) including AP Lit and Comp, Technology Education/Engineering Technology (MS and HS), Graphic Design (HS), Audio Visual Film Technology (HS), Vocal Music (K-12), World and American History (10-11th), Visual Art (K-HS) including AP 3-D Visual Design, and TESOL to PreK through adults as a certified ESL teacher. WHEW!!! Currently, she lives and teaches in Fitzgerald, Georgia (USA), and she has taught in Kazakhstan, three years in Morocco, and a year and a half in Panama City, Panama. She is a licensed motorcycle rider and interested in far too many things at once. Does not help with the loopy part.

10 thoughts on “About dianne

  1. Hi Dianne …. I sure do appreciate your follow of my blog and leaving me crumbs to yours! I’m going to enjoy reading your thoughts about your life and adventures. šŸ™‚

  2. Hello, Dianne. I wish to thank you a whole bunch for following my blog. I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to reading you. Keep the faith, my dear! šŸ™‚

  3. Thank you very much. You have a tremendously engaging, quirky, and amusing writing style that is a delight to read. Your lady is a blessed woman!

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  5. Wow! What a life you are leading, Dianne! What has been your favorite subject and age group to teach?

    • Art has been the most creative and enjoyable field professionally and personally. The technology-based fields are usually annoying in trying to keep everything working properly! Thanks for stopping by – I appreciate it very much.

  6. Hi,
    I wanted to ask you about when you said, “Generally, international school teachers do not pay taxes in the country they are working in for at least the first two years.” I’ve taught overseas, but not for a while. Last time I was in Uganda, where income tax is 40% but my quoted monthly salary was exactly what I got in take-home pay, so it must’ve been tax free. But I have read differing things about this online, so I would like to know how to find this information out definitively without asking at an interview.
    Thanks!
    Robin

    • Unless it is disclosed in the interview or on the website’s job posting documents, you would not know without asking. In the three postings I worked internationally, two paid any local taxes on my behalf (or there were not any) and I was paid exactly what was agreed upon, as you were. At the third position, I was tax-free until my work visas were processed, and then the local taxes kicked in, resulting in a significant reduction in remuneration, which was very unwelcome. Check the fine print in the documents you are given to sign, first. If it is not revealed there, I would ask.

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