Member-elected (current term ends 2014)- Southern Tier Region
Papua New Guinea 1991- 1993
Angela served as a high school English teacher in the US Peace Corps in Papua New Guinea from 1991-1993. From the Pacific, she continued teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) in South Korea. She designed the ESL program for Sungshin Women’s University in Seoul and directed the program for 3.5 years. From 1998-1999 Angela was an ESL Instructor for the USIS American Language Center (ALC) in Kathmandu, Nepal. She then helped privatize ALC and became the Assistant Director for the school.
Angela has been the Director of ESL and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) at the Tennessee Foreign Language Institute (TFLI) since 1999. At TFLI she and her team developed the ESL and TESL Departments and the Taxi Pro Hospitality and Training Program for Nashville’s taxi drivers. Her most recent initiative is ESL to Go, a program consisting of a mobile classroom bringing quality ESL classes to Nashville’s refugees.
From 2010 -2012, Angela was Chairperson for the Nashville Task Force on Immigrants and Refugees, and since 2011, she has been a council member of the Mayor’s New Americans Advisory Committee. Angela serves on the Board of Directors for the TN Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (TNRPCVs), the Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE) and most recently, the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA). Angela earned a M.Ed. in Community Development from Peabody/Vanderbilt in 2009.
It is a great honor to serve NPCA — it provides me an opportunity to give back to an organization that offers RPCVs so much. For over twenty years I have worked with multi-ethnic and multi-cultural individuals and organizations and have been deeply engaged with the communities where I live. Both personally and professionally I strive to achieve the third goal of the Peace Corps in promoting world peace and friendship through collaboration, new initiatives, advocacy & education.