Simone LaBonte’ served in Panama from 2011-2014 where she coached English teachers to develop a dynamic classroom experience and helped improve their English skills. She then moved to the capital of the province to be the Regional Coordinator. There, she connected PCVs and the Peace Corps office to Panamanian Government Agencies,such as the Ministry of Education, the National Environmental Authority and the Ministry of Agriculture. In her professional work, Simone assists people with developmental disabilities to live a life they choose. She ultimately strives to connect people with resources, places and other people. Simone does this so that everyone can have the opportunity to explore their interests, find places where they feel a sense of belonging and connect with other people to develop social relationships.
Simone joined the MNRPCV board in 2014 and has helped layout the newsletter and served as Membership Chair. Simone believes both in the power of community and social relationships. As the Membership Chair, she hopes to welcome new members and connect them with the RPCV community in Minnesota. She appreciates MNRPCVs’ patience and understanding as we automate the dues-payment process. This means that Simone will have more time to welcome RPCVs to our community.
If you have ideas for connecting with newly returned RPCV’s or would like to become involved with connecting with newly returned RPCV’s please contact Simone at firstname.lastname@example.org