From 1998-2000 I taught at The American School in Switzerland (TASIS), an independent American boarding school in the heart of Europe designed to prepare students for American (and European) colleges and universities and to introduce them to European culture and languages. At that time, the school was an upper school (grades 7-12) attended by students representing over 30 nationalities.
At TASIS I taught four different science courses at the high school level: General Science, Biology, EAL Biology (Biology for students for whom English is their second, third, fourth or even fifth language), and the International Baccalaureate’s Environmental Systems course. In addition, my wife and I served the school as dormitory parents responsible for the health, well-being, and social/emotional growth of male and female boarding students in grades 7-10. We also led academically-themed student trips all over Switzerland and to other parts of Europe.