Sunday, February 13, 2011

Alumni Update: Gary Spohholz

NOTE: This is from an e-mail to Galya.
Gary Sponholz, 2009-2010

I am now teaching at an ESL Institute in Madison, Wisconsin. Though I am enjoying this, I really miss my exceptional Russian students and the great AH environment.

I was preparing a Lesson Plan for my class and started thinking about my experience at the American Home. The year in Vladimir at the AH provided me with some of the greatest memories of my life. I really appreciate the invaluable training that you (and Lena and Olya) provided me and the fantastic atmosphere at the AH. I miss it, and I miss my students, some of whom I still correspond with.

On a personal note, I just recently became a grandfather! My granddaughter's name is Ember Joy Sponholz. As you can see in the photos, it's amazing how dramatically a little one can change in less time than it takes to complete an AH semester.