Our Family

Home for us is the wonderful town of West Hartford, Connecticut. However, as international educators, we’ve lived and worked in Beijing, China for the past seven years: Rob as a Humanities teacher and Curriculum Coordinator, Jen as a Guidance Counselor, and Miles and Owen as students at the International School of Beijing (ISB). As a family, we’ve traveled quite a bit through China and other parts of Asia, but our home country of America remains relatively less explored. The main goals of our “family gap year” include:

  • Learn about America and its history, geography, culture, and people.
  • Experience nature and the great outdoors (without Beijing’s pollution!).
  • Reconnect with our extended family and the many friends we miss.
  • Reflect on our careers and schooling (both mid-way through).
  • Spend time with each other and make memories as a family.
  • Documents and share our experiences with others.

For more information on each of us, check out our individual blogs.


3 responses to “Our Family

  1. Georgie Sheridan

    Yay Golds! Still figuring out New York and sorry we couldn’t meet up but HAVE fun!

  2. So excited to follow your journey… LOVE that you are doing this!!! Just subscribed to your blog… glad to see your repatriation went smoothly! Enjoy your Adventures!!

  3. Bettina Haupter

    Dear Gold Family,
    so good to read about all your wonderful experiences and adventures together.
    Enjoy the time. You are doing right!
    Regards from polluted Beijing (411)
    The Haupter Family

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