Jim Niven

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Jim Niven of Journey School, Costa Rica


I am originally from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but have lived all over the United States. I currently live in Playa Grande, CR, with my family and our menagerie of animals. I am a fluent English speaker, and I am slowly becoming a proficient Spanish speaker. I have been teaching high school-aged students, working in Children’s Museums, or creating learning environments since 1998, and I love what I do. I currently teach the Pathways students (grades 9-12) English Language Arts, Social Studies, History, and Skateboarding classes. 

My hobbies include all types of music, all types of board sports, reading fiction and non-fiction, and studying history.

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