McKinney Phoebe

I recently completed a three-year assignment in Liberia, where I worked for FHI 360 as the Senior Director for Teacher Education for the USAID-funded Liberian Teacher Training Program (LTTP).  Prior to that, I consulted for FHI 360 as a Fragility/Conflict Education Specialist for Educate a Child in Doha, Qatar for five months.


After more than ten-years of living and working in international education overseas, I have decided to remain largely stateside for the coming period.  I was recently offered - and have accepted - an exciting position with San Francisco-based World Reader as their Senior Director for Early and Transitional Reading programs.  The new job will include occasional travel to East and West Africa, and potentially to India.


Mary Lugton continues to work as an Early Language Development Teacher Coach for the West Contra Costa, California school district.  She returns each summer to Ethiopia (where she worked in education during a year-long sabbatical several years ago). Mary also traveled to China last summer as part of a Bay Area Writing Program (BAWP) program that teaches primary school students various aspects of English language acquisition.  Her work with the students was so successful that she was invited back for next summer!  


Mary and Phoebe live in Martinez, CA with two dogs that Phoebe brought back from South Sudan (Chakalaka and Pili Pili) one elderly "western" dog (Ray) and a wonderful cat named "Kitty." [1-16]




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