Saying Goodbye – American School of Doha – Final Assembly

Having to leave this job was the hardest part of leaving Qatar. Period. The ASD final assembly happened in May, while we were in India. I added it here now, before I start our repatriation blogs back into Canada!! Saying goodbye was heartbreaking…. The final assembly of the year was the time to say goodbye…

Goodbye Qatar! Thank You for Four Years of Expat Life in the Middle East!

Hamad International Airport And there we were – at Hamad International Airport…. This time we could not go through the e-Gate.  We had to go through customs to show official papers that we were no longer residents of Qatar. Then we were there – on the other side with that great big teddy bear!! We…

Saying Goodbye to American School of Doha – Part III – Hardest of All – The Kids..

I’ve worked as a para-educator for 10 years or so.  I’ve worked in public education with special needs children, children with behavior issues and inner-city children whose way of life wasn’t easy. Now, I’ve worked at a private, not-for-profit International American school in the Middle East.  Most students I supported are expat children who usually…

Saying Goodbye to American School of Doha – Part I – My Everyday Routine

This was THE hardest day of having to leave Qatar.  I took one day only to do everything ASD – American School of Doha – because of the emotional pain of leaving. This included bringing my fish and indoor plants to their new ASD owners, signing my resignation papers, cleaning out my locker, taking pictures and saying…