CIDE Alumni Profiles
James Chepyegon, M.A.
Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya
- B.S., Southwest Minnesota State University, 2011, biology and secondary education
- P1 Certificate in Primary Education, Kaimosi Teachers Training College (Kenya), 1998
Areas of Interest
- Education and human development
- Educational inequality
- Student futures
I grew up and lived in a village until I completed teacher training in 1998 and moved to Eldoret city where I taught at Rock School, a private school, beginning May 1999. I taught math, science, and social studies. I later transferred to Hill School Eldoret and began teaching math and science in May 2002. I also participated as the head of the science department at Hill School until my departure to the United States. I also was the boarding master at the Hill School, which housed both boys and girls from primary to secondary school sections. I was the patron of 4K Club, and environment conservation and awareness club. I presented candidates consecutively from 2003-2006 in math and science at the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education. I did tutoring at Southwest Minnesota State University and Marshall High School. I taught biology and life science at Lakeview High School in Cottonwood during my student practicum.
Kenyan Education System: A Breeding Ground for Inequality
Manske, J., Kennedy, D., Timiri, H., Gebru, E., & Chepyegon, J. (2013, March). Bridging theory and practice: Comparative education graduate-level research seminar. Paper presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, New Orleans, LA.
Revised August 2013