Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Buh Bye!

Two-and-a-half years ago I began working as an ESL teacher at Open Hearts International College, now Open Hearts Language Academy (OHLA). Since then, I've gained valuable teaching experience, cultural knowledge, and, most importantly, lasting friendships.

Today is my last day with Open Hearts, and I feel inclined to employ the trite expression, "all good things must come to an end." I'll be moving on to a new position but will remain in Miami and expect to keep in touch with the Open Hearts community. One way I'll be doing so is via this blog, Meet Us In Miami, which I opened in 2009 so that our ESL students could practice their English writing skills in a fun, interactive way and communicate with each other beyond the classroom.

I'd like to thank the students, faculty, and staff at Open Hearts for making my experience here such an enriching one. Good luck to everybody. I'll miss you guys!



  1. Everyone at Open Hearts is sad to see Melissa leave our school. She has provided many fascinating activities both inside and outside the classroom. Just ask anyone who's been in her class. She's totally committed to teaching and learning. Even teachers can attest to the benefits of close collaboratrion with her. We will miss Melissa, but we will keep in touch and hopefully see her on occasion. We wish her success and satisfaction in her new position.

  2. Melissa is one of the best teachers I had known in my entire life.. She is really kind and noble.. She respects every one and every rule.. She is always with a plan.. I hope that she achieves her goals where ever she goes..
    See you in another life Melissa.