Prior to founding OneWorld Classrooms, for two decades, Paul taught overseas, conducted Arts in Education programs in hundreds of northeastern US schools and coordinated programs linking US and global classrooms. He has worked in schools in Kenya, Namibia, the Amazon Rain Forest region of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, China (including Tibet) and the Canadian Arctic. He is formerly a certified high school English teacher in New York State and is a graduate of the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program at Boston University’s School of Management.
Consultant (Global Snapshots/World Classroom Adventures)
Samara directed the Global Classroom program at One-to-World, a US State Department-designated organization that aims to enrich the experience of Fulbright scholars and students visiting the US from abroad in New York City. She received her M.A. in Intercultural Relations and Creative Arts and Learning at Lesley University and her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin. Samara worked at Lesley University for the Program Evaluation Research Group as a Program Associate evaluating a range of education programs. Prior to Lesley University, she worked as a Communications Manager at NetAid, a nonprofit organization founded by the United Nations Development Program that promoted international development and girls’ education. Samara enjoys developing and conducting cross-cultural collaborative projects in the US, West Africa, South America and Asia. Over the past seven years, she directed Photo Exchangers and OneWorld Classroom’s Global Snapshot exchange projects, connecting youth in Boston and Ghana through multimedia and technology. Samara is dedicated to service learning and volunteered for various Volunteers For Peace work camps throughout Europe and the US.
Consultant (World Classroom Adventures/Student to Student Language Lab)
Ian is a multimedia nomad. He received a B.S. in Film and Art from Northwestern University. Upon graduation he worked several years at Explore Media, a production company in Indiana before the urge to travel took over. Since then he has worked in Asia for the last three years shooting, directing and editing videos. Ian has traveled to all corners of China to record videos for OneWorld Classrooms’ Student to Student Language Lab – and also served as a volunteer for our World Classroom Adventures – Amazon program in 2011.
Consultant (World Classroom Adventures: Amazon Rain Forest)
Liza, a K‐12 certified art teacher, has taught in Newburgh, NY for over a decade. She has traveled to the Ecuadorian Amazon with our team for the past three years, and has led mural projects at Amazon Schools for the past two years. She has also completed yearly mural projects in the City of Newburgh, as well as in Belize, bringing her dedication to Arts Education to an international level.
Volunteers and Teachers
A worldwide network of volunteers and teachers works in their classrooms and behind the scenes to complete the global-community building work of OneWorld Classrooms. In the Boston area, 30+ volunteers from The McGraw-Hill Companies, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. and the Community Services Office at Phillips Academy-Andover support our work. Each year, teams of volunteer educators travel with us to the Amazon Rain Forest and Africa to facilitate our programs. In US classrooms and around the globe, hundreds of teachers, after school program coordinators, Peace Corps Volunteers and WorldTeach Volunteers coordinate OneWorld Classrooms activities with their students.