Jana Potter

Joined Oct 2010
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About Me

I worked for thirteen years in developing countries as a teacher trainer, program developer and director. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone, West Africa, I was a village based teacher trainer and a curriculum developer. Next, I worked in a refugee camp in Thailand as a teacher supervisor, trainer and curriculum developer preparing refugees for resettlement in the United States. After that, I was an Associate Peace Corps Director in Uganda and Ghana developing and managing projects in small enterprise development, primary education teacher training, art education and water and sanitation. I managed a web based program connecting youth in the Middle East with youth in the United States. I think education should be a catalyst for social change and I'm passionate about the potential for schools to comprehensively serve the culture and climates of their communities. I have a master’s degree in International Intercultural Development Education from Florida State University (That’s the short version of my career.)

Now I’m taking a break. I sit at home in my favorite red chair and read and read and read. My cat, Madame Banana, who I brought back from Ghana, sits with me. I’m looking forward to the amazing conversations I know we will have through Voices of Our Future. It will be good to feel like part of a much bigger world beyond my comfy, red, chair. (Madame Banana is cute but she doesn’t have much to say.)
social justice, service learning, sharing ideas, reading, gardening, beads I have multiple sclerosis which makes me wobbly and very tired. international education and intercultural communication

My Vision

A peaceful world where each person has a confident voice and kindness is the most important value

Interests

Economic PowerEducation EqualityWomen and the EnvironmentGender-based ViolenceEmpowering GirlsWomen's HealthHuman Rights for WomenWomen in LeadershipPeace and Security

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Jana Potter commented on A journey well-travelled. Voices of our future: behind the scenes Dec 11, 2013 Jana Potter commented on Until she Stops Wailing Dec 02, 2013 Jana Potter commented on I rode my bike today. Oct 16, 2013 Jana Potter commented on 30 minutes away from death Oct 07, 2013 Jana Potter loved Whole. As I Am Sep 11, 2013 Jana Potter commented on When Muslim Women Speak Out Sep 10, 2013 Jana Potter commented on Dirty talk???When Mexican women talk about sexuality and Disability Sep 10, 2013 Jana Potter commented on Do More..Dig Deep Sep 08, 2013 Jana Potter commented on AFRICAN GIRLS CRY OUT TO HOME GOVERNMENTS: WE CAN NO LONGER STAND THE PAIN OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION! Sep 01, 2013 Jana Potter commented on My birthday has come: reflections on 2013 VOF journey so far Aug 29, 2013 Jana Potter commented on When invisibility is not a superpower: Mexicans with intellectual disability struggling for the guarantee of their rights Aug 29, 2013 Jana Potter commented on OUR CULTURE IS KILLING US IN SOME PART OF CAMEROON; WE NEED TO FIGHT THIS! Aug 13, 2013 Jana Potter commented on At Last! Jul 21, 2013 Jana Potter commented on When love is effective: the Melba Olvera story. Jul 14, 2013 Jana Potter commented on Zimbabwe sculpture in Missouri Jul 10, 2013 Jana Potter commented on Sunshine city without a shine. Jul 06, 2013 Jana Potter commented on A Letter to a Young Hummingbird Jul 03, 2013 Jana Potter commented on Went looking for a story - came out with smiles and a thankful heart Jul 03, 2013 Jana Potter commented on the song that we must all sing Jun 27, 2013 Jana Potter commented on how do we know the final 30? Jun 11, 2013 Jana Potter commented on That smile in the mirror is mine! Jun 03, 2013 Jana Potter loved Trading of Newborns Booms: Baby Girls Priced Lot Less than Baby Boys! Nov 16, 2012 Jana Potter loved Mombasa pimps fueling child sex workers- sexual Violence against women by sexual pests???? Nov 01, 2012 Jana Potter loved A woman, no address, no name and too afraid to live!! Oct 05, 2012 Jana Potter loved Violence faite aux femmes congolaises Oct 05, 2012