and Stacie Schelble
We are an enthusiastic, optimistic, and
experienced teaching couple from Buffalo, New York. Presently, we
work at Canadian Academy in Kobe, Japan as a school counselor and
primary teacher. Our ultimate goal is to broaden our educational and
professional experiences and to be positive influences on our
students. We believe that children will flourish and grow in a safe,
caring, and supportive environment. We are positive role models and
mentors to our students whether it is in school or in the community.
Our enthusiasm for teaching and counseling are direct reflections of
our passion to expand our professional horizons and foster growth in
our students. We feel that we can accomplish this through
international school opportunities.
I love to encounter new places and unique people with
diverse backgrounds. I have traveled to thirty-five countries and now
work at Canadian Academy in Kobe, Japan with my wife. From these
experiences, I have learned to appreciate multiple cultures, ethnic
diversities, and overseas encounters as necessary and important life
experiences. In America, I enjoyed giving presentations to share my
working and traveling stories. These presentations have narrowed
cultural gaps, diminished stereotypes, and influenced my listeners to
broaden their minds.
Being visible, approachable, and caring are effective techniques I use
to be a successful school counselor. With the right guidance, support,
and relationships students will succeed by realizing their own true
potentials and strengths.
An educator is not only an influential role model in school, but also in
the community. I enjoy getting involved with extracurricular school
clubs, volunteering side by side with my students, and contributing to
community events. With my permanent certification, masters in Counselor
Education, and ten years as a school counselor, I am qualified to embark
on an international school counseling position at any grade level. This
combined with my overseas experience, flexibility, and passion for my
profession makes my qualifications unique.
Experiences come from many different aspects of life.
Throughout my whole life my love for working with children and people
has flourished and grown. It began with my father, who has been a
teacher since before I was born. He has shown me what a valuable asset a
teacher can be. This helped me to proceed with all of the work I have
done with children.
Being an energetic, motivated, friendly individual has taken me quite
far. When I graduated from college with my teaching degree, I decided to
further my education by traveling to England to student teach. I spent
two months working in a level three classroom in Exeter, England.
At home in New York, I was a community volunteer since I was fifteen
years old. I also worked for my town recreation department and the Boys
and Girls Club where I ran many programs for young people. I have
succeeded at many roles including a tutor, coach, counselor, teacher,
My husband and I spent two years working at an international school in
Thailand where I was a first grade teacher. Presently, I work at
Canadian Academy in Japan. The last two years I was a Kindergarten
teacher. This year I worked as a curriculum assistant for three months
until our daughter was born. At that point I took some time off to raise
I received my master's degree and my New York State Permanent
Certification in 2001. I have worked in a public school as a remedial
teacher and also as a head teacher in a daycare facility. I now have
seven and a half years of teaching experience. All of these life
accomplishments have made me the unique individual I am today.
One of my life goals is to encounter diverse cultures and touch as many
lives as I can, leaving them with a positive, lasting impression. I
believe it is through international teaching that I can continue to
accomplish this goal.