For the past 10 years, my experiences in the classroom, community projects, digital stories and self learning has led to a life in teaching internationally. My first international position started in 2012 to be a founding teacher at the International School of Dongguan. Since then I have seen it grow into the accredited IB world school it is now. At my current learning community, Dubai American Academy, we wanted to create a new Innovation program for the middle school, support meaningful technology integration and create personalized curriculum for our future focused students. Our goal was to connect student solutions to global issues using technology as an enhancement. The opportunities to connect the real people of the world, be creative with students and working with a international staff have made this a lifestyle to be happy about.