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Amethyst King

Educator

1. Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from and what were you doing before arriving at THINK Global School?

I’ve spent most of my life in the United States, where I was born and raised. I graduated from Columbia University with a BA in psychology and a minor in education. Before TGS, I concurrently worked at a boarding school and graduated from a Masters’s program at the University of Pennsylvania as a teaching fellow. I would primarily describe myself as an avid learner, and I am grateful for the opportunity to continue my intellectual growth with TGS.

2. What are your favorite aspects of your job?

The connections that I am able to make with students through learning about their passions and sharing my own are incredibly special. It is really exciting to see students grow and transform into thoughtful global citizens; they push me to reflect and grow from our shared experiences. I also love that every day is different, challenging, and engaging.

3. What aspects of THINK Global School’s educational model do you find most appealing?

The ability to understand a topic is revolutionized when you get to actually see the cultures and the histories that you are learning about. Beyond the travel, the changemaker curriculum leads to the type of authentic learning that makes teaching so interesting. Without traditional tests and the hierarchical expectation of the educator as the all-knowing expert, we’re able to let students be more independent, which I think is a fundamental part of schooling.

4. If you could make one major change to global education, what would it be?

Equity. I didn’t have access to project-based learning or travel experiences that TGS offers. I was lucky to have the opportunity to gain access to higher education that let me pursue those interests, but a lot of people don’t have that privilege. Learning should be enjoyable and transformative, and I would want every student to be able to experience it as such.

5. Which of our core values do you feel you most embody, and why?

Satya is the core value that most resonates with me, both as a value I hold and an aspiration. Satya is to live the truth, in a way that is honest, steadfast, and uplifting to others. I always try to be honest and self-reflective with myself first and foremost so I can authentically bring that honesty to others in my life as well. For me, Satya relates to radical acceptance because you have to see reality as it is in order to truly accept it.

Ready to embark on the educational journey of a lifetime?

A passion for travel. A strong academic record. And the desire to improve the world as you experience it. If this sounds like you, you just might be our ideal candidate! Start your application with a five-minute inquiry form - you never know where you might end up.

It all starts here.

Ready to embark on the educational journey of a lifetime?

A passion for travel. A strong academic record. And the desire to improve the world as you experience it. If this sounds like you, you just might be our ideal candidate! Start your application with a five-minute inquiry form - you never know where you might end up.

It all starts here.

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