Lebohang Ramohlanka (M.Ed.1984)

In July of 2020, Lebohang Ramohlanka was sworn in as the Deputy Speaker of Parliament in Lesotho. She brings considerable experience to the post having previously served as Clerk to the National Assembly from 2007 to 2012.  In that role she was the Chief Accounting Officer and also acted as the Chief Advisor on Practice and Procedure. 


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Falai Riva Taafaki (Ed.D. 1989)

After finishing my degree at CIE, I took a position as a development consultant with Mottahedeh Development Services (MDS), a private foundation with headquarters in Stamford Connecticut. MDS is a small foundation that provides seed money for various community development initiatives - adult literacy, health, teacher training, project planning, vocational institutes, and school curriculum development - in countries such as India, Thailand, Haiti, Sikkim, and even Samoa in the South Pacific.


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Deborah Fredo (Ed.D. 1995)

Deborah Fredo spent fifteen years residing in Mali co-founding and working at the Institute for Popular Education (IEP) before returning to Elmira, NY in 2011.  Prior to those years, she worked at World Education for West Africa programs and since those years has worked at Education Development Center (EDC) as Senior International Technical Advisor. 


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Bérengère de Negri (Ed.D. 1988)

Since graduating from CIE, Bérengère has been based in Washington D.C. working mainly with The Academy for Education Development (AED) and its successor FHI360. 


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Richard L. Betz (M.Ed 1981; Ed.D. 1984)

Besides Peace Corps, my work in international development included four years in Lesotho as CoP at the Lesotho Distance Teaching Centre for a USAID project backstopped by Jim Hoxeng; five years in Botswana with AED as Deputy CoP/In-Country Training Coordinator for a USAID private sector & manpower training project; two years as CoP to a USAID training project in Swaziland backstopped by Patrick Fine


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Marla Solomon (Ed.D. 1992)

After completing her degree at CIE Marla began teaching at SIT in Vermont.  In 1999 she spent a year back at CIE as a faculty member, after which she returned to teach at SIT. In 2006 she became Dean of Graduate Programs at SIT.  In that role she oversaw academic quality and operations of seven graduate programs, with 600 students a year comprising an international, multicultural student body focused on social change, global development, and social justice.

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Anne Dodge (CAGS 1990)

After graduating from CIE with a CAGS, Anne continued as a nonformal education consultant wprlomg mainly in West Africa, but also in Yemen and Haitil.  From 1995 Anne worked with a group of hospitals in New Hampshire as the Oranizational Development and Training Specialist. 


In 2003 - 2006 she worked from Senegal as a Regional Planning and Training Manager for Peace Corps with 7 West African countries.  Upon returning to the US, she and her husband opened and ran a Bed and Breakfast in their home in Newburyport for 11 years until fully retiring in 2018. 


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David McCurry (M.Ed. 1986; Ed.D. 1995)

David McCurry is Director of Distance Education, Academic Affairs Division at the University of South Carolina Upstate where he is responsible for faculty development, accreditation, quality oversight, and assessment of online and distance education programs and courses. David is also the Palmetto College coordinator for Upstate with senior administrative responsibility for state-wide online degree completion programs. 


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Kathe Conrad (M.Ed. 1984)

Kathe Conrad is now retired, pursuing interests in memoir writing and photography. She continues to be amazed at how long it takes to produce a written or pictorial slice of her life. She takes classes at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University and volunteers with Fairfax County Pets on Wheels Program with canine friend, Casper. She continues to explore the world and write about her travels.


Kathe wrote to CIE in 2013:


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Oliver P. J. Mhaiki (M.Ed. 1986)

Recently Oliver came out of retirement as he was appointed as Chairman of the Tanzania Teacher Service Commission. The commission is in principle the employer of all teachers in Tanzania a primary and secondary schools and in teacher training colleges. [8-16]


I am now retired after working as a civil servant for almost 40 years. I last served as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice and before that for many years in the Ministry of Education. After retiring, I am working with St. Joseph University of Engineering and Technology on special duties.

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