Callahan Becomes International Program Manager

james-callahanThe Go Teacher program recently welcomed a new international program manager, James Callahan.

After earning his bachelor’s in secondary education with an English focus from Kansas State University, Callahan worked as an eighth grade language arts teacher in August 2005 and then a high school English as a Second Language teacher in July 2008.

He decided to return to school to earn a master’s in curriculum and instruction, specializing in ESL, where he worked as a graduate teaching assistant in the K-State College of Education before becoming an instructor in the K-State English Language Program in August 2011.

Callahan began his position at K-State Global Campus in August and is currently working toward a doctorate in educational leadership.

Callahan said his work with Go Teacher while being employed by the English Language Program is what drew him to the international program manager position.

“I felt that my experience with both the English Language Program and College of Education could be an asset to Go Teacher,” he said. “I was also excited about the opportunity to develop as a leader while finishing my doctorate.”

Callahan loves living in Manhattan and shows his Wildcat pride by attending K-State baseball, football and basketball games.

The Go Teacher program is a partnership between K-State and the Ecuadorian government. Since 2012, more than 400 Ecuadorian teachers have come to the K-State campus for English language development and strategies in teaching English as a second language. Upon completing the program, teachers return to Ecuador to teach English to students in their own country.