Class of 1996 Summer 2023 Class Note

Martha Conway-Cole G, ’09 CAS is a middle school language arts teacher in Belfast. In 2021 during the pandemic, she befriended a Ukrainian English teacher, Anna Maymeskul, as part of an online connection between the two teachers’ classes. The students exchanged videos and the teachers discovered they had a lot in common. When the Russian invasion of Ukraine began in February 2022, the teachers temporarily lost contact. Maymeskul and her family eventually found safety in England, and the two teachers met there in person later that summer.