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Riley Battaglia

Onsite Administrator and Media Specialist

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

I am from Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and I have experience teaching and volunteering in the U.S. and overseas. More recently, I worked for a tech startup, and in IT, so I have an interest in various media and tech applications. In college, I studied International Affairs (with a focus in the Middle East/Latin America). I am passionate about many topics in world politics, including the current global refugee crisis and I spend many Saturdays working with refugees from Syria in my community. I am excited to join the TGS community because it will be the first time I can blend my passion for education through experience with my technical/media interests.

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

For the curriculum to be student-centered and more culturally relevant. I want to see a world where students are mastering particular skills that can translate into a real experience rather than striving to get a specific grade. Teaching is easy once students become passionate about what they are learning and experiencing.

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

求知欲 Qiú Zhi Yù (Thirst For Knowledge) because I am constantly pushing myself to learn more about the world through experience and using what I’ve learned to better my own life and the lives of others. Learning is continuous, and the need for knowledge has been a constant theme in my life. I don’t like to get complacent.

4. Tell us about your favorite teaching experience pre-TGS

In Cleveland, Ohio, I worked as a 7th Grade Science Teacher with the Americorps. The experience was extremely challenging yet eye-opening. I was forced to learn how to think on my feet and continuously create relevant student-centered content. I am grateful for the experience and the students that have changed my life.

5. Tell us about your favorite teaching experience pre-TGS

Traveling into Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains and summiting Jebel Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa.

6. What is your favorite book, and why?

Blue Zones by Dan Buettner because it studies the places in the world where people are living not only longer, but healthier lives and why that might be. It has had a strong impact on what I deem to be essential in my life and how I perceive success.

Adnan MackovicCM1 Principal

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Vanessa SalinasDirector of Business Operations

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Sam AbidoyeEducator

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Ibrahim Abu AtiyaEducator

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Christopher AlongeEducator

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Chung Man ChanLead Educator

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Daniel GarveyEducator

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Vega Lopez GonzalezEducator

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Shasta GrayEducator

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Terrence HoEducator

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Andy JenkinsonEducator

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Amethyst KingEducator

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Chelle MarshallLead Educator

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Christine RandallEducator

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Angela RosenbergEducator

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Sophie YangEducator

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Melanie AndersonAdmissions Associate

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Riley BattagliaOnsite Administrator and Media Specialist

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Kerianne BaylorAdmissions Officer and Travel Specialist

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Lee CarltonMarketing Director

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Rachel CorsoIn-Country Coordinator

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Tiffany GreenSchool and College Counselor

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Arielle HardingAdministrative and Marketing Coordinator

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Lily JustDirector of Admissions

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Heather KoromausGlobal Travel Coordinator

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Mary LoraSenior Accountant

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Colleen MacedoHR Manager

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Tashi MarIT Specalist

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Scott MurdochIT Support Technician

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Matt RogersOnsite Administrator & Media Specialist

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Sharika VenugopalSchool and College Counselor

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Michelle WeberIn-Country Coordinator

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Joann McPikeSchool Founder and Board Chair

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Mark BennoBoard Member

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James WeiBoard Member

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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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