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Alumni Spotlight – Ken

We recently asked alumnus Ken, originally from the U.K., to tell us what he has been doing since leaving the program, and what some of his fondest memories were from his time teaching in the United States. Read below for Ken’s responses!

Reflecting on his experience teaching in the U.S.

Q: What grade level did you teach?
A: I taught fourth grade for two years, from 2000 to 2002.

Q: What school(s) did you teach at?
A: I spent both years teaching at Pilot Elementary School in Guilford County, North Carolina.

Q: What inspired you to apply to teach in the U.S.?
A: The thing that inspired me most about the opportunity to teach in the U.S. was the sense of adventure it presented!

Q: What did you enjoy most about your time teaching in the U.S.?
A: Everything! It was an amazing learning and teaching experience.

What life looks like now

Q: Where are you now? Are you living in your home country, another country, or did you go somewhere else?
A: I am currently the Primary Principal at the British International School Phuket, located in Phuket, Thailand. After leaving North Carolina in 2002, I have worked in several school leadership positions in Syria, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Turkey before moving here to Thailand.

Q: Do you have any other life updates that you would like to share with us and the Participate Learning network?
A: I am married with two daughters! We are all enjoying life in Thailand.

Share 3-5 facts about your time teaching in the U.S. Think about favorite memories, travel experiences, special moments, accomplishments, or other things that happened during your time with the program.

  • One of my favorite memories was spending a Christmas in Las Vegas!
  • I attended various music festivals in both the Piedmont and mountain regions of North Carolina.
  • I had several unforgettable travel experiences including:
    • Taking a road trip around New Mexico
    • Driving across the U.S., from New York to Los Angeles
    • Skiing in West Virginia

Interested in learning more about Ken and other members of the Participate Learning alumni family? Check out all of our Ambassador alumni updates here!

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