Peace Corps India 1969-1972
Chuck served in Peace Corps 84 India from 1969-1972. He stayed an extra year to finish agricultural work with the farmers of his village and he had some amazing friends that he just couldn’t leave yet. He now goes back to his village in Rajasthan, India practically every 5 years to reunite with friends and develop numerous projects with the government school there.
He has been the Service Learning Coordinator at North Shore Academy, an alternative school (k-12) in Highland Park for 18 years.
Chuck is also a tennis and racquetball professional for the past 40 years and he ran clubs and taught both sports before starting his second career in teaching school.
He graduated University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana in Sociology. He was going to attend Northwestern University for graduate work but chose the Peace Corps instead and…... that is history.
He is married to Cary with 4 children (Brad, Holden, Dean, Mariana) and a granddaughter (Camilla)