My name is Catherine McDougall. I am a teacher, a teacher-educator, and PhD candidate in International Educational Leadership studying teacher cultural identity. I come to this work from a US American perspective. I am part of the dominant culture in the US and benefit from the privileges that brings. I am European-American, female, middle-class, heterosexual, and cisgender. I grew up Christian in a small town in Virginia. My work in public (government-funded) schools in the US has primarily been with students learning English who are often immigrants or from a non-dominant cultural group. For the past two years, I have worked as an EAL teacher in Vietnam. This has given me a new perspective and an opportunity to add to my cultural schema.
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