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1972: Alan Johnson served in Morocco in Ksar-es-Souk (now Er Rachida0 beginning in 1972
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Alan Johnson can be contacted at peakrunner02ahotmaildcom
Country of Service: Morocco
Training Group: Education
Cities you served in: Ksar-es-Souk (now Er Rachida0
Arrival Year: 1972
Departure Year: 1973
Taught Physical Ed in Teacher's Training College;basketball coach with local team (Jeunese et Sport)
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Returned to US; looked for teaching jobs-none to found; joined US Air Force;spent 4 yrs(1973-77) (NJ and England-completred Master's degree Devlopmental Psychology-Geo. Peabody College for Teachers/Vanderbilt Univ-TN in 1977);have two daughters(one born in Oxford,England);returned to Colorado and began teaching in Blanca,CO (JHMath,SocSt,Reading and K-3 PE;Asst. Basketball Coach). Worked in Financial Svs/Insurance for 10 yr;began family business; pursued Master's degree in Exercise Physiology/Sports Medicine(Chapman College,CA)later returned to teaching (1991)taught at Blair Jr College(Intro to Business);completed graduate work-Special Education-Univ of Northern Colorado (1997);completed Secondary credential in Social Studies/History/Geography (2003);currently(since 1997) teaching at CIVA Charter HS, Colo Spgs (Coord/Chair of Special Ed Dept and Chair, Social Studies Dept. Continue to run marathons and ultra- marathons (Leadville (CO) Trail 100 miler(4 times)/Pikes Peak Marathon (14 times). Director/Owner of Colo. High Altitude Running Camp for 12 years. Have 5 grandsons. Continue to enjoy running and competitive cycling.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Time spent in the Peace Corps was the ultimate experience; much of which I gain and share with my students on a daily basis. a real "molding" experience and would like to return someday and re-live the experience and wonderful people.Has set the tone for life and the purpose that I pursue-to educate the young minds of the world and expose them to the magnitudes and learning experience that I had the pleasure of living/sharing with another culture.
Originally posted: January 8, 2006
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