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Globetrotting teacher calls Mathews home … sometimes

International teacher Liz Haske of New Point (and other points around the globe) did her student teaching semester years ago in Rome and loved it. She returned home to Iowa, graduated from Iowa State University, and got a job stateside.

After teaching just one year in the U.S., Haske got the itch to go abroad again, and in 2002 decided to sign up for a job at a school in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar so she could get that itch out of her system. Instead, she did a second year, met her future husband, an international teacher named Jim, and the urge to travel became a lifestyle.

On July 23, Liz and Jim Haske and their children Amelia, 8, and Bryce, 6, flew off to Zambia on the African continent for Liz Haske’s 18th year as an international teacher. It’s the only life her children have ever known.

Finding love abroad

Haske said she and her husband felt “a pretty instant connection” when they met as part of the strong American expatriate community in Qatar...

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