Meet the Staff
Steve Lynch is a midwesterner that has been working in teaching and learning for the past nine years. After graduating from The Ohio State University in 2004 with a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature, he served in the Peace Corps for two years as an English Teacher and Teacher Trainer in Turkmenistan. Steve was a member of the 2008 Peace Corps Fellows cohort, graduating from Teachers College with his M.A. in Secondary English Education. Since then, he has been an English teacher in New York City, having taught all grades between 7th and 12th in schools in both Queens and Brooklyn, while also serving as a teacher educator in Classroom Management and Project Based Learning for the Peace Corps Fellows Program and the Office of Teacher Education. In 2014, he was selected as a New York City Department of Education Big Apple Award Semi-Finalist for Excellence in Teaching.
Josie Bergin is a native Minnesotan who has been working in education for the past six years. After graduating from from DePaul University in Chicago with a B.A. in Sociology, she moved to Busan, South Korea where she taught ESL for more than 3.5 years. Since moving back to the U.S., Josie has worked in multiple formal and informal education settings as a long-term sub, after school tutor, ESL teacher to newly resettled immigrants, and graduate education research assistant. She holds a M.A. in International Educational Development from Teachers College, where her research project focused on perspectives on international, intercultural experiences with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Josie has been a member of the Peace Corps Fellows Program since May 2013.