Dan Michelson will be teaching HS English. He grew up in San Diego, CA, lived in Dallas, TX since 2005 and, after working in the corporate world for many years, shifted careers and started teaching in 2007. He is very pleased with the opportunities teaching has provided in his life. He had the chance to work with some great kids and professional colleagues in the Dallas area as well as overseas. His overseas teaching experience was in Kuwait. During his three years in Kuwait, Dan got to meet a lot of great people as well as travel to many wonderful locations, from Oman to Ireland and a ton of places in between. Dan has his bachelor degree in English from San Diego State University (Go Aztecs!). Dan and his wife Ruth, are both really looking forward to their upcoming adventure in Venezuela. Dan likes to read, bike, play tennis, sail and explore new places.
Josh is very excited about traveling to Venezuela and teaching at CIPLC! He received his BS in Biology and Master’s in Education from Georgia Southern University. Josh has taught in metro Atlanta (Georgia, USA) for 9 years. In his free time, Josh enjoys riding motorcycles, vintage scooters, bicycling, paddling, and collecting vinyl records. Josh has traveled by motorcycle throughout the United States, Central America, Mexico, Canada, and Southeast Asia.
Kyle Ross grew up on a small farm in the piney woods of East Texas. After graduating with a degree in Economics from UT Tyler, he taught in South Korea for a year before returning to Texas and teaching for another 2 years. Kyle enjoys traveling, playing chess, reading, hiking, and practicing his Spanish.
David Michaelsen (HS Social Studies) comes to CIPLC from Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. He has been teaching Spanish at a large public high school for seven years, during which time he has taught all levels, including AP language and AP literature. He has a B.A. in History and Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.A. in Latin American History from the University of Florida. He enjoys travel, attempting to learn new languages so that he can be a better traveler, reading, and spending time with his wife, Diana, and his two children. Other than teaching English in San Luis Potosí, México shortly after graduating UT Austin, CIPLC offers David his first experience teaching abroad.