Emma Wagland is a young Australian teacher who works at the International School (IS) in Palermo where all lessons are conducted in English. Emma hails from Byron Bay, New South Wales. She arrived in Sicily in 2011. Originally her visit to Sicily was just a badly needed break from the horrors of the British weather and her stressful job of teaching in inner-city primary schools there. Wine tasting in the elegant surroundings of Sant’Anastasia near Castelbuono, and enjoying the food and climate, all contributed to their deciding that perhaps Sicily would be a better place to live than the wet and windy UK. She has been working at IS for several years now and is dedicated to her mission to teach young students from Grade I to Grade 6 to become responsible citizens of the world.