Graduate classroom takes educator to ‘global hotspots’

Appeared August 25, 2013
Published in the Bonner County Daily Bee

Think twice before deleting that next email. It could just be the key that opens the door to a life-changing adventure.

That proved to be the case for Perky Smith-Hagadone, principal at Northside Elementary School. About three years ago, a note popped up in her inbox that would have been easy to ignore, even easier to click off into the world of cast-off messages.

“It was a little, obscure email that said, ‘Earn your masters, travel the world and learn about conservation,’” said the educator, who not only read the note, but also signed up for the graduate degree program through Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. “It has been a life-changing program.”

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