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Update: All the info below this paragraph is true but in the past. We have been back for a year and getting prepared for an exciting Fall 2011. Highlights will include Allegra’s bat-mitzvah, Sarah’s junior year, Amy working 1/2 time and Jeff’s last semester before a sabbatical.In the meantime Amy will keep crafting 🙂

Amy, Jeff, Allegra, and Sarah will be living in Accra, the capitol of Ghana, for the next year ( or two?). They will all be teaching or studenting at the Lincoln Community School. The Lincoln Community School is a K-12 American international school with 560 students from 55 countries. The student population is 20% American, 15% Ghanaian, and 65% everybody else.

Amy will be teaching high school math and perhaps some middle school humanities. Jeff will be teaching computers and serving as the Technology Coordinator. Sarah will be going into 9th grade and Allegra will be entering 6th grade. Our 4 bedroom house will be a 5-10 minute walk to school. It is still one month before we arrive in Ghana but with our shipment of personal effects being picked up today it is starting to become more real…

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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. stan and roz labow
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 01:32:29

    what a wonderful adventure. I guess it’s in the genes. Your children are lucky to have parents like you……..they will be better human beings and richer for it. Keep blogging we look forward to updates

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  2. Jane
    Jun 30, 2009 @ 04:45:49

    Yay!!! Such an enormous adventure— I can’t wait to read every installment.

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  3. tina starkey
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 22:17:06

    Amy, you never cease to amaze me. One day at you are at a garage sale, the next day in Africa. Looking forward to following your blog. Enjoy my friend!

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  4. Catherine Lipson
    Jul 10, 2009 @ 12:43:15

    Thanks for getting this blog set up – I hope you won’t run out of time to post to it once you’re there! It sounds so fascinating, and I can only imagine that you will find even more surprising things about your new home once you get there.
    Best, Catherine

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  5. sarah
    Aug 11, 2009 @ 04:24:39

    great to hear about your thinking and your goings on…love to the family.

    Sarah and Emma

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  6. Mac McCaffry
    Aug 21, 2009 @ 10:50:48

    . . . but Amy, wasn’t the idea for Jeff to go first? What a brilliant idea to make a reality; may you all thrive and grow in every way. Love, Mac

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    • bianta
      Aug 22, 2009 @ 08:49:15

      HI Mac,

      How the heck are you? You and Barb up for a trip to W. africa? xo Amy

      Reply

  7. shelley
    Aug 25, 2009 @ 13:18:28

    Loved your beach day. Jogging with guards may take some getting use to.

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    • bianta
      Aug 26, 2009 @ 00:34:13

      You can hear all the details by calling us on our phone at (707) 812-7902. This is actually a Sonoma County exchange. Thanks to the amazing Magicjack we have a local phone number… Hope you’re well.

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  8. Ellen
    Oct 27, 2009 @ 23:11:14

    Hello! I am an old friend of Sheri Pepper’s, and in Accra for the week at a bioenergy conference. I am staying at the KNUST guesthouse in Osu. Its quite a short trip for me, but please give me a ring on my mobile. 024-9007537.

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  9. Rebecca Jarrett Amissah-Aidoo
    Nov 16, 2009 @ 14:28:34

    Hi, we live in Fort Bragg CA and Teshie Nungua. I found your blog some how and was thrilled to find out you were from Sonoma County. I would love to correspond and find out how life at Lincoln School is. We are planning on relocating with the lastborn (Yaa Amponsah) who is in 6th grade. Biggest hurdle for Lincoln so far is the fee… hope they are paying you well.
    Hope to hear from you.

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    • bianta
      Nov 21, 2009 @ 09:32:31

      Hi Rebecca,

      Feel free to send us an email aezimmer@lincoln.edu.gh or call us– Jeff and Amy at 0279827728

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  10. iMadeItSo
    May 20, 2010 @ 08:04:16

    hi amy, thanks for dropping by. sounds like you’ve embarked on quite the adventure. looking forward to seeing the apron & other creations! all the best.. ana.

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  11. Kelley Taylor
    Jan 10, 2011 @ 17:56:32

    I love your blog! I had an initial interview today with Elsa Donohue for a position at Lincoln next year, and have a follow up interview with the secondary principal tomorrow. Am serioulsy considering the job, but wonder what life would be like for me and my little dog, Bailey. I’ve never lived outside the US, although traveled all over the world. Do you think you made the right decision to move to Ghana? What’s one thing you could share with me that would convince me to stay or go?

    Thanks for your help,
    Kelley

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