Regional English Language Officer (RELO)
U.S. Department of State
As Director of the Regional English Language Office based in Lima, Peru, Micah Risher supports English programming in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Prior to becoming a Foreign Service Officer, Micah was a licensed teacher trainer for SIT World Learning’s TESOL certificate courses, an education program manager for Save the Children, a freelancer for UNICEF, and an English Language Fellow funded by the Department of State. His passion is helping to improve the situation of teachers and students around the world. As such, he has worked in several very different contexts ranging from tiny, mountainous villages in Afghanistan, Nepal and Pakistan, to some of the biggest, most densely populated cities in the world (Seoul, Dhaka, Lima, and New York). Micah is an avid bicyclist and hiker, a terrible dancer, and a passionate advocate for educators.
In this session we will examine some of the challenges teachers face and ways in which we can spark more meaningful action in our classrooms.
We will do this through activities that foster inquiry, reflection, and engagement among our students. If you are looking to spice up your teaching and reflect on your goals, this session is for you.