Lhamo Dhondup was only able to stay for a short period of time due to his own ongoing education. Because of this, his time here was very special. The monks happily attended his classes during Losar, when they usually have extra time off from their studies.
Michael Madrone presently lives in Italy but you may have seen him at the Sakya Monastery in Seattle. He teaches English as a profession.
As a side note:
Sponsoring a teacher is a truly wonderful way to help these amazing young monks! if anyone is interested please contact the Sakya Heritage Society website http://sakyaheritage.org/