Filipina teacher back in Baltimore
An update to an entry from a few weeks ago about Aileen Mercado, the Filipina teacher I'd profiled who was stuck in the Philippines because of a bureaucratic snafu renewing her visa. Her visa finally came through on Thursday, and she and her family caught a flight out on Friday. So at last, she's starting her new job as a special education teacher at Afya Public Charter School, which had to contract out for a substitute in her absence. And the Filipino teachers of Baltimore have their elected leader back.
My previous entry about this said there were four other Filipino teachers in the same situation. That's true, but I erroneously reported that they were all teachers in BCPSS. In fact, they work for a school district in California. (Leave it to Aileen to be organizing on behalf of teachers from all over the country, not just Baltimore.) They also got their visas at the end of last week and are en route back to their schools.