The point in a person’s life when everything changes can arrive like a typhoon or a gentle breeze. Sometimes only in hindsight can a person isolate the exact moment when his or her path headed off in an entirely new direction.
For Dr. Chadd McGlone, the moment arrived during an altogether mundane conversation with his daughter Charlotte about her imminent college search. As they discussed her dreams of travel, Chadd remembered an invitation extended to him by a math education colleague, Dr. Jim Barta.
As a result, Chadd and Charlotte spent the last two weeks of June 2013 working at an elementary school in a remote mountain village in Guatemala. The teachers and students at the school had been so welcoming and gracious, so excited about learning, that Chadd began to dream about how he could continue this work in other deserving schools. Through a series of remarkable coincidences, he met educators, non-profit personnel, and financial advisors who guided him to form Teachers2Teachers Global later that summer.
Since then, T2TGlobal has grown beyond Chadd’s initial dreams. The organization’s passion for supporting teachers in developing countries, combined with its emphasis on cultural sensitivity and global awareness, have inspired many others to join in. T2TGlobal’s team was rounded out by volunteers who recruited trip participants, coordinated events, and provided other valuable services.
Chadd left his job teaching middle school to become T2TGlobal’s full-time Executive Director in September 2014. His wife, Jenny, joined him soon after.
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