Hola! from Mexico City. I arrived here last evening.
Apologies for not keeping in touch. Having too much fun in Mexico City visiting the Instituto Thomas Jefferson:
Based on the principles of self esteem, respect, and academic excellence, our mission is to develop educated leaders for the 21st Century who can compete, succeed, and be role models in this high tech world while maintaining a commitment to family and moral values.
The Thomas Jefferson Institute is located in the northwestern part of Mexico City in the State of Mexico. The school has a total population of 1,850 students, 130 teachers and 70 administrative staff members. The Thomas Jefferson Institute has developed into one of the most prestigious schools in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area.
I am visiting as the guests of the founders of the school, Jeanene Bluhm Bruns and Ricardo Carvajal. Ricardo spent the last four hours telling about the school and the vision which motivates it, and then we went on a grand tour of the facilities. Accompanying us were two beautiful ladies — Mariana and Ivana. Mariana is Project Leader and Ivana heads Educational Research and Development.
We visited classrooms and labs. I got a chance to talk to the kids. They were friendly and very self-confident. Naturally, I took lots of pictures (which I will put up on a Flickr album soon.) Over the years, I have visited a lot of schools. I have to admit that this has been one of the very best. Being here I feel envious of the kids that they get to attend this amazing school.
For now, this is just a brief note to say that I am alive and well, and that I will be logging in later to give you the news in detail.
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