Wendy Max comes to us most recently from Pune, India, where she found herself teaching dogs rather than children. The suggestion was made that she open an obedience school there, but she decided to hold out for a position teaching mathematics in Bhutan. Nonetheless, Wendy is not particularly gifted with dogs. She is simply a teacher by calling as well as training.
For the last eight years, she lived and commuted as one of Los Angeles’s carless proud and few, while teaching mathematics and English language development to middle and high school students who were perpetually shocked by this as well as her uncanny knack for finding appropriate math songs for almost any concept.
Her favourite end-of-the-year quote from a student? “This year, I learned math could be fun.”
She began her working life in the library, earning her first pay-check shelving books at her local library and supervising teens with court-ordered community service requirements. Years later, she went on to direct the library at a progressive private school. Her work as a librarian has led to a lifetime of being asked directions by strangers as well as a permanent confusion over American capitalization rules.
In addition to an MA in education and an MS in library science, she holds a BA in studio art. In her free time, she enjoys writing fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
Wendy is teaching for her second year in Bhutan.