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Working Abroad: MHS grad teaches in France to further education, Part 2

Posted January 23, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Editor’s note: this is the second part of Boettner’s story on working abroad.

Maryville High grad Ruth Boettner applied for the Teaching Assistant Program in France last January to continue her education.

“I really wanted to go back to France,” she said. “And I worked with kids all through college and loved it, so it just made sense.”

Boettner received notification in April that she had been hired to teach in Clermont-Ferrand, and after graduating in May from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she began preparing for her return to France.

Her teaching contract is from October 1 to April 30 but she arrived in mid-September and

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    Working Abroad: MHS grad teaches in France to further education, Part I

    “Je suis Charlie” helped unite a country and the world following the January 7 attack on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper offices in France.

    And a Maryville High graduate felt its effects much closer as she is currently a teaching assistant there.

    Ruth Boettner has seen “Je suis Charlie” signs throughout Clermont-Ferrand, the city where she is working.

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