Working for World Education Connection is the perfect product of seventeen years as an elementary school teacher and two years in instructional technology. As an educator, I’ve seen first-hand the power of connection. My students have loved their pen pals in Southeast Asia and Skyped classmates around the world. 21st century technology facilitates modern connections and allows children to develop global relationships like never before. Empathy and appreciation for other cultures prepares young people for our increasingly collaborative world. I travel extensively myself, and hold close in my heart new friends and memories. By building this website and communicating to the public the good works of World Education Connection, I hope to be a part of building more fulfilling and meaningful relationships to many young people worldwide.