Chris Berry

SIT TESOL Certificate Trainer

Chris Berry

Chris is from Tennessee and has lived in New York for almost 10 years. He has taught English as a second language in various settings across the city, including in elementary schools, high schools, and private classes. He has been teaching general English for over four years and has been working as an SIT teacher trainer for the last two years. He is a graduate of the NYC Teaching Fellows program and received his MA in TESOL from City College. Chris also holds a BA in anthropology from Middle Tennessee State University and an MA in anthropology from the University of Florida. He enjoys traveling with his family and picking up languages along the way. He had the good fortune to live in Madagascar for a year with his wife, Georgina, while teaching ESL in several high schools in the city of Maroantsetra. During this time, he enjoyed providing free, extracurricular English classes and sponsoring a local English-language radio program. Chris claims his Malagasy is just so-so. In his free time, he enjoys making up songs with his daughter, Hazel, and making a mess in the kitchen.