After twelve years of teaching special education and coaching teachers for the District, I have placed my life in San Francisco on hold to return to my island home of Guam. I’m on sabbatical, and am using this year to take care of my dad. It will be rewarding and trying, as I have left my partner in San Francisco while bringing our young daughter with me. My hope for this year is to take full advantage of the many opportunities that come with not having to work, reconnecting with my island, my family and my friends, and experiencing the new sides of Guam that have developed over the years. And, I’m so excited to give Lola a part of her childhood on Guam…it’s indescribable and unforgettable!