Get involved!

9 March 2020, 4:57 pm
Published in Blog EN

The ASEICA Volunteers’ meeting aimed at introducing parents to the volunteer needs within the association took place on Feb 7th at the CIV. This convivial lunch event was attended by 20 parents from primary to lycée who participated in friendly and open discussions about the current need for more volunteers in many areas of the association. Irene Boudier, ASEICA President, introduced the mission and the structure of the Association, its objectives and goals, and explained the important role of the volunteers within the association. The Board is particularly interested in finding a new Lead for the Trips & Exchange Committee and more members for the Communications Committee. Bertrand Gorge, current head of the Trips & Exchanges Committee explained the role of the lead and time requirements to head the Oceania exchange program destined for students in Seconde. Karin Dodson, explained that this year the communications committee is updating the website content and is need of persons who could assist with the translation of content from English to French. She also expressed that the committee is open to ideas on how to better connect the community of ASEICA families. Tatiana Adragna, Volunteer Coordinator, commented that the association is very flexible about involvement as we understand the limited availability of volunteers.There was a high level of interest in all committees and a lot of positive feedback from the participating parents. For those of you who were unable to attend, but would like to get involved with the ASEICA, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Tatiana Adragna. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Upcoming volunteer opportunity updates are posted regularly on the website under the “Blog”tab, so be sure to check regularly.  If you would like to meet the board, all members are welcome to join us at one of the monthly board meeting.

Get involved, ASEICA is your association.

The next board meeting will be held on Monday, April 6th. Visitors are welcome from 13:00 – 14:00.

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By Tatiana Adragna

 

Meet the teachers

1 March 2020, 9:29 am
Published in Blog EN
Have you ever wanted to know more about your teacher? Adam Hausman opens a serie of interviews among the ASEICA teachers community. Thank you Adam, the floor is yours!
 
  • What is your name and what do you teach? 
    My name is Adam Hausman, I teach English and History at college; and English at lycée.
  • Where are you originally from? 
    I claim to be from Bend, Oregon, as I lived there longer than anywhere else in the United States - mainly as a young adult. It is known for being a recreational hub, in my mind as good as anywhere in the states: it is a hotbed of skiing, hiking, camping, rockclimbing, mountain biking, kayaking and dipping in mountain rivers and lakes. As a child, I lived in (equal parts) Alabama, Virginia, Ohio and Florida.
  • What do you enjoy about teaching? 
    As an avid reader/writer, I obviously enjoy the literature aspects of my job. Personally, I feel like I have been heavily influenced by what I've read, especially as a teenager. I like the idea of providing similar inspiration to the teenagers that I teach.
  • What are your passions apart from teaching? 
    Apart from teaching, my passions revolve around riding boards sideways. I love to snowboard, surf and wakeboard. This is my "deep kick," as I once heard Flea from the Red Hot Chilli peppers explain it. I like the personal expression it provides, and I like combining the  elements of physical exertion and beautiful natural landscapes. However, riding boards is not a consistent part of my routine anymore, but trail running in the lovely forests around Bar Sur Loup holds me over. 
  • My favorite book? 
    I'll take Catcher in the Rye all day long. I think this novel has fallen out of fashion a bit, as far as being considered an all-time great, but it holds a special place for me. I read it at a really impressionable age (14?), and it kickstarted my passion for literature. I appreciate the humor - it's hilarious! The message/themes have meant different things to me at different stages of my life, but I always get "something" with each reread. 

By Karin Dodson Gignoux