Hailing from Seoul International School (S.I.S) in South Korea, I am an eager adventurer, new to the world of Teacher-Librarianship. Major players in this adventure are my husband and 2 daughters. In 2005, we came to this mysterious concrete jungle illuminated by neon lights and we haven’t looked back since. Being here has given me an invaluable opportunity to travel the world and pursue my passion for teaching. My family and I have undoubtedly had unique experiences as a result of opening our minds to ways of thinking and living that are very much different from what we are accustomed to. While we do often miss family back home, this move has enriched our lives both personally and professionally.
My name is Natasha Hritzuk. I grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a B.Sc in Biology and a B.Ed in elementary education. I am currently working on my Masters in Teacher-Librarianship through Distance Learning. I taught a Grade 5/6 split in Saskatchewan and I spent the last 3 years teaching Grade 5 at S.I.S. I am the newly appointed Teacher-Librarian.
In addition to my passions for teaching and travelling, I am a devoted fitness fanatic. Athletics have played a major role in developing who I am as a person. Being a part of soccer teams like the Saskatchewan Provincial Soccer team and University of Saskatchewan Women’s Huskie Soccer team provided me with opportunities to meet new people and travel to new places. I have remained involved in coaching athletics. My new goal: training for a half marathon. It only makes sense, I suppose, that I married a P.E. teacher.
Through this blog, I aim to reflect on my experiences learning about web 2.o tools and on the experiences of others. I hope to engage others who are interested in this topic, and I look forward to sharing ideas with others about the implications for Web 2.0 tools in the classroom and library.