Meet Ryne Holstrom. Ryne recently attended the Teach Away job fair in Atlanta, where both he and his wife Grace landed their dream jobs teaching in China. Ryne and family are all big into adventure and hiking – luckily, China happens to be the ideal teaching destination for outdoor enthusiasts!
Growing up in a home of educators in Portland, Oregon, teaching is well and truly in Ryne’s blood. He and Grace met at Northern Arizona University, where Ryne was awarded a scholarship to play football and married in their senior year.
They have since welcomed two adorable little boys (Reed, four years old and Everett, sixth months). Both he and Grace are currently in their sixth year of teaching – Ryne as a biology and chemistry teacher and Grace as a special education and elementary teacher.
To say that Ryne is a pretty busy guy right now is a bit of an understatement. Not only is he juggling a full-time teaching job while taking care of his two little boys with Grace, he’s also studying for his master’s degree in education administration.
And if he wasn’t already busy enough, over the next few months, he will also be doing some blogging on Teach Away, sharing why his family decided to relocate abroad, how their job hunt went, their experience making the big move overseas and offering lots of how-to advice for other aspiring international educators.
So get ready for a great mix of personal reflection and practical tips – oh, and maybe a few photos of their family adventures in China, too!