Mark先生よりのコメントが以下の通りです。 Hello and welcome back students, staff and faculty, it is nice to finally meet all of you. I am Mark Villemaire the new ALT. I am from Whitby, Ontario, Canada which is very close to Toronto an area some of you may know. I studied Biology and other sciences at Sir Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada and have been continuing my studies in other areas ever since. I enjoy reading fiction books, board games, live music, sports including baseball, hockey and tennis, and many other outdoor activities. Some of my favorite books are: The Count of Monte Cristo, East of Eden and Foundation. I hope you will share some of your favorites with me. As well, I am excited to explore the beautiful mountain areas surrounding Tottori as well as the sand dunes which I have heard great things about. I am very happy you have all given me this opportunity to come to Tottori and assist in your learning. I hope I can help each and every one of you achieve your goals this year and get to know all of you better. In return, I hope that you can teach me about yourselves and about what makes Tottori special to you. Please do not hesitate to approach me and start a conversation as I am excited to talk to all of you about whatever it is that interests you. English is a fantastic tool that can help you succeed in many different areas in life both inside and outside of school. I hope that in our time together I can further spark your interest in English and allow you to be successful in whatever path life takes you. Lastly, I will be supervising the English Club alongside Shane on Mondays and Tuesdays and I strongly encourage all those interested to join! Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu
ジョン先生、３年間ありがとうございました。夢を実現して、今後も日本で活躍してください。 P.S. ジョン先生より以下のようなメッセージをいただきました。 When I first came to Higashi High School, I thought I would only teach for one year, but after meeting all of the students and teachers I realized how much I loved teaching at this school and living in Tottori. Now I have been here for three years, and I am so glad I stayed for longer than I originally planned. By teaching here, I was not only able to help you all learn English, but you were also able to teach me some Japanese and I could experience many wonderful cultures from Japan. I wish I could stay here even longer and see all of you graduate. Sadly, I have to leave now, but this school, all of the students and teachers, and Tottori will have a special place in my heart forever. Keep practicing English, but most importantly keep believing in yourselves and work toward achieving your dreams.