I am Rebekah Madrid and I am what used to be called a “military brat“. Now, I would be called “third culture kid“. Either way, I moved a lot. I was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado and graduated high school in Ridgefield, Connecticut. In the years in between I moved eight times, to places as varied as Blytheville, Arkansas to Madrid, Spain.
I graduated from the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN) with a B.A. in History. I spent the next two years in a teacher-service program, where in exchange for teaching at an at-need school, I was able to earn my Masters Degree in Education from the University of Notre Dame. Through the Alliance for Catholic Education program I taught geography at St. Joseph Academy in Brownsville, Texas. I then moved to R.E. Lee High School in Fairfax County, Virginia outside of Washington DC. Some of my roles at Lee High School included teaching IB History, IB Theory of Knowledge, and acting as IB CAS Coordiator. I was also nominated as Teacher of the Year for the Fairfax Country Public School system and earned my National Board Certification.
After five years in Virginia, I felt it was time to move again, this time into International Schools. In 2008 I started at Munich International School. At MIS, I taught MYP geography, MYP/DP history, and TOK. In 2010 I started at Yokohama International School, where I teach MYP Humanities.