Hi. My name is Ron Lyttle, and I have lived with my wife Debby in Gladstone, Oregon, USA, all our married life. We have two grown children. The adventure all started for me when my wife, a music teacher, asked me one day, "What would you think about going overseas to teach for a couple of years?"
Instead of an emphatic "NO WAY!" like she expected, I responded, "Let's do it." After she picked herself up off the floor, she started serious inquiries, and after attending a job fair (where teachers and school reps get together and interview each other) in Vancouver B. C. and another larger one in Miami FL, she had a job offer. The school is Colegio Maya, an American international school in Guatemala City, the capitol of Guatemala. The job is teaching music to Pre-K to 12th grade, which she accepted. The contract is for two years, renewable one year at a time.
Getting ready to go was hectic. You can read about it here.
ME HARD AT WORK
ME AT A RESORT
Episode #4 Episode #5 Episode #6
Episode #7 Episode #8 Episode #9A
Episode #9B Episode #10 Episode #11
Maps will let you see where we are.
Curious about the national bird and monitary symbol, the Quetzal? Check it out!
For a look at the history of the Mayas in Guatemala, click here.
Los Gozosos, an orphange for handicapped children.