A glimpse at what I do …

Juxtaposition — As a writer I’m quite familiar with the joy of when two things placed in close proximity underscore the contrasts between them. So I am smiling broadly this morning as the rain tap dances outside my window in Cost Rica, I listen to NPR’s story on recording soon-to-be-antiquated sounds such as the beeps of a fax machine, and work on the sound project that Peace Corps volunteers from across this country are gifting to English students – a website with native speakers pronouncing words for the upcoming Spelling Bee.

I’m also reflecting on the incredibly talented people with whom I work. In the midst of totally reconstructing a national English curriculum this week, a small group paused  and in just a few hours produced this informative piece on the upcoming National English Festival in November! As a result of the presentation that also included live testimonials, we gained another region of participants. Very honored to work alongside these dedicated educators!


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Started in Tennessee, spent time in Alabama and made way to Costa Rica after 20 years in Texas. I've focused on communications professionally in the worlds of church, government and nonprofits. Now I'm feeding my longtime love of volunteering as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica. Just in case you don't know me very well ... The contents of this website are mine personally and do not reflect any position of the U.S. government or the Peace Corps.

2 thoughts on “A glimpse at what I do …”

  1. Congratulations, Karen! Looking forward to learning more about the National English Festival — how great that another region is joining.

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