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1995: David Rumptz served in Philippines in Camiguin beginning in 1995
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer David Rumptz can be contacted at dwrumptzahotmaildcom
Country of Service: Philippines
Training Group: 244
Cities you served in: Camiguin
Arrival Year: 1995
Departure Year: 1997
I was assigned as a Water and Sanitation Volunteer but in the second year of service I also volunteered at the local high school as an English teacher.
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
I only was Peace Corps in the Philippines but worked in several countries since then.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Hello, I am David Rumptz the husband of a fantastic woman and father to two wonderful children. I have been teaching for the past 9 years in 5 countries. I have been teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) and teacher training in ESL. I started teaching in theUS Peace Corps Philippines where I married my language teacher, only 4 months after we met! Then we had our first child, Andrew, in the Philippines.
After the Peace Corps we all moved to Taiwan to teach ESL. I taught in two cities in Taiwan and enjoyed it very much. I decided to go for a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages(TESOL) while I was in Taiwan and was accepted into the Peace Corps Fellowship Program at Columbia University / Teachers College. I taught in the New York City public system. while I worked on my masters. The first year I worked in New York City I taught at the Probation Department of New York City to student offenders waiting their sentencing, they had already been found guilty. The second year I taught at an "alternative" high school, a school for students who fail out of regular schools. In both of these schools I had large populations of students with learning and behavioral disabilities. I decided to take a series of special education classes at one of the local (New York City) colleges to supplement the learning I was receiving in my Masters.
Any way I went 'home' to Detroit, MI in 2001 and taught math / science and English, the job market for ESL is not that great in Detroit. That is how I ended up at the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) in the Education Department where I was the Chair of the Education Department. I was also involved in the PRTEC program of Distance Education at CMI this put me in touch with the Education Department of Northern Mariana College. I ended up getting hired away from CMI by the Northern Marianas College.
Originally posted: November 11, 2005
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