Owning the First Day of School

Peace Corps

I talked to Jeramie yesterday and it sounds like she had an awful first day back at school. If not awful then at least not ideal. Apparently she had to deal with the same kinds of things we had to deal with in earlier years, but she’d thought she had helped her school past them. […]

September 4, 2012

11th Form Ladies

Peace Corps

Here’s a great picture of me with some of the 11th Form girls in the foreign languages department. They’re wearing the traditional school uniform (though most are missing the very poofy white hair ties, even the ones in the photo aren’t poofy enough) because they were getting their picture taken for official class photos. I […]

March 17, 2012


Peace Corps

It’s been a while since I’ve been in high school, so I can’t say for certain that I remember things about it clearly. But here is what I remember: My friends and I were creative. In art class, we were creative. In English class, we were creative. In photography class, we were creative. In band […]

April 18, 2011

English club

Peace Corps

Today, I had my first English club. It went far better than I expected. Peace Corps TEFL volunteers are expected to teach 18 classes a week and have an additional English club. Some of the volunteers from my training group have already gotten their English clubs going, or they stepped into a sight that had […]

March 30, 2011