GET TO KNOW EVERESTIANS
On the journey back to Vietnam looking for his biological family, Tim met his wife and decided to stay. With his passion for teaching, so he plans to live her indefinitely. Tim has been a member of E2 for more than 5 years.
Born in VN > adopted > grew up in the Midwest (US). I went to Iowa State University with a major in Finance but started off my studies in education.
I like everything…but coffee, does that count as a food?
I wanted to find my biological family > I did. Met my wife during my visit. The paperwork for her to come to the states was too time- consuming, so I decided to move here. I am following my passion for teaching, so we plan to live here indefinitely.
Always wanted to be a teacher > believe that the best way to change Vietnam is through education. Also, my kids will be coming up through this system.
The staff and our vision of change.
Can you describe E2’s working environment in 3 words?
Commutative, Innovative, Fun.
Fail fast and fail hard > get back up and make a change > change doesn’t just happen, it takes work.
It’s not really a moment, rather a collection of time. It’s the greatest feeling when students see their own growth and change their mindset from impossible to possible. This has been especially true with my Climber B class in D7. I’ve been with them since I joined E2.
Every opportunity I have to meet with other staff members in our one-on-one. I truly value their time and learning more about them.
I’m excited to see us grow. I still believe we can reach out to the ESL and other lower market.
I wouldn’t wish this on anyone. I guess if it came down to it, I would choose Tony since he is a doer.