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35. Will Best (La Chât 1991)

Posted By Alumni Office, lundi, 6 octobre 2014
Will Best1. How long did you spend at Ecolint?
Six years, 1984-1990, grades 7-12.

2. How did you come to attend Ecolint in the first place?
My family moved to Geneva for my father’s job at the World Council of Churches.

3. Which teacher had the biggest impact on you and how?
It’s hard to pick only one!  When I became a maths teacher myself after college, Keith Black was the teacher I thought of most often and tried to emulate. Peter Giroux, Alison Luther, John Welton, Bill Johnston, Ann Stuart and Keith Rhodes were all teachers who cared and left lasting impressions.

4. What was your favourite spot on campus and why?

The field in the middle of campus during warmer months, and the path along the stream.

5. What was your favourite place in the wider region, and why?
I loved bicycling around the country roads between Founex and Nyon (where I lived).

6. Describe your life today, where you live and what you do.
I have lived in Honolulu, Hawaii for almost 20 years. After 15 years teaching high school, I am now working full-time on a PhD in astronomy.

7. What should be Ecolint's top priority as it approaches its 100th anniversary?
Continue to teach students about their place in the world, and their potential to influence and improve the world from their positions of relative privilege.

8. What "words of wisdom" would you pass on to today's Ecolint students?
Be yourself. Spend your time with people who bring out the best in you.

9. What has been the biggest impact of your Ecolint education on your life?
The feeling that people and cultures all over the world are familiar to me. My country is the whole world.



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