Faculty and Staff:
SIT TESOL Certificate Trainer
Kevin Giddens has held many roles within the SIT community since he was a participant on the SIT TESOL Certificate course. After graduating from SIT's MA in Teaching program, he became a consultant for World Learning in South Korea, where he earned licensure as an SIT trainer and later trainer of trainers. He worked as adjunct faculty for SIT's low-residency program in Vermont. He then transitioned to training manager / education program specialist for World Learning, where he oversaw the SIT trainer licensure process, supported global short-term TESOL programs, and managed TESOL-focused development projects in 20+ countries. From there, he moved to his current position as language training specialist at the Peace Corps, where he provides oversight, strategic vision, and planning for global language programming in 60+ countries for 200+ languages. He is excited about exploring the intersections of language, intercultural competence, diversity, and inclusion — in particular linguistic diversity and creating organizational cultures that celebrate diverse languages and dialects.
Kevin lives in Washington, DC, where he’s involved in the community as a board member of The DC Center, which supports the local LGBT community, and as a member of the International Capoeira Angola Foundation. He’s passionate about traveling and understanding other ways of seeing the world and enjoys down time with his family in North Carolina.