Explore and Connect USA, LLC aka EC USA, in partnership with authorized J-1 visa designated sponsoring organizations, assists international exchange teachers with K-12 job placements in public, private, and charter schools in 14 states.
ECUSA provides outstanding support for our teachers as they settle in to their new country, community, and school district assignments.
Explore and Connect USA, LLC license # 03-423753-00-4. ID # 5809851 and ID #5813573 Office of the Secretary of State of New Mexico. City of Gallup No. 19-00004668.
EC USA provides participating school districts with access to a pool of highly-qualified educators who passed through a series of rigorous selection process.
We assist our teachers with obtaining their state teaching license, acquiring their visa, securing a social security number, housing and transportation arrangements, organizing local and out-of-state mini vacations, and continuous professional development training programs.
Tell us about your unique staffing requirements, and we will do the rest for you.
Michael Cunanan is the executive director of Explore and Connect USA, LLC. Mike currently holds the position as the principal of a charter school in New Mexico where he also instructs math and science courses. Prior to working as the special education team leader at an elementary school in Zuni, NM, he was the special education teacher/cadre leader of a community school on the Navajo reservation in Alamo, NM. He was also a public school teacher in Dundalk, MD. Mike taught at the University of Santo Tomas for 10 years after he obtained his bachelor's degree from the university. He earned his master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Western Australia. He also completed the program requirements for Master's of Arts in Special Education and Doctor of Philosophy in Education in the Philippines.