As a “seasoned” educator close to retirement, I often heard those questions when I shared my Peace Corps plans with professional colleagues, friends, and family members. Usually, I responded with my own question:
My name is Angell Kim, and I am a Korean-American born and raised in Texas. I served in the northern coast of Colombia as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Education and Community Development from 2016- 2018.
At the beginning of the school day, before classes start but while plenty of students have arrived, I lead a school-wide collective English class in the courtyard that uses songs and videos to teach entry-level English phrases.