The Global Thinker (with an educational flair)

Interview with Allen Kenneth Schaidle

Alen

Over an early morning phone call (Allen lives in Iraq!)

How he’s making a difference in the world: Allen believes education is the gateway to having a better life and access something everyone should possess. His impressive experiences have led him around the world where he currently serves as the Director of Student Services at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS).

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The Family Helper

Interview with Vicky Joseph

Vicky Joseph

at the Families Helping Families Learning Resource Center in Naperville, IL.

How she is making a difference in the world: Vicky Jospeh started an organization called Families Helping Families 23 years ago. The organization provides homeless families in DuPage County a holistic approach to getting back on their feet. It is entirely volunteer run with no overhead costs. Every single donation, monetary or otherwise, goes towards supporting families in need.

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The Dedicated Teacher

Interview with Megan McWeeney

Megan McWeeney

over iced coffee in West Loop, Chicago, IL.

How she is making a difference in the world: Megan has been a teacher in the Chicago Public School system for seven years. She is part of a team that works with underperforming schools within CPS network to turn them around until they are high-achieving.

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