Five College Consortium

NEH Summer Institute for Teachers:
Native Americans of New England

Akesa Mafi

Akesa Mafi

Akesa Mafi was born and raised in St. Paul Minnesota.  She was a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in The Philippines where she co-taught English in a high school  This is where she realized that she wanted to work in education.  

She returned from abroad, received her master's from UMASS Amherst in the Bilingual/ESL/Multicultural Education department and began teaching ESOL in Springfield.  She is currently writing the ESOL Curriculum for the English Language Education Program.