Wesley Bishop

Fukuoka Prefecture Compulsory Education Division
TEL: 092-643-3910

Hello!  My name is Wesley Bishop and I’m the Prefectural Advisor (PA) for the Compulsory Education (JHS) Division of the Fukuoka Prefectural Board of Education.  This is my 5th year on JET.  I spent my first 3 years teaching at 20+ elementary and junior high schools in areas surrounding Fukuoka City as an ALT for the Fukuoka Education Office.

I’m from the “Crossroads of America” – Indiana in the United States.  I have a degree in international business and finance, in addition to a minor in Japanese, largely thanks to a semester I spent studying in Nagoya here in Japan.  After graduating, I worked for the Japan-America Society of Indiana for 2 years before coming on JET.

As a PA, my responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Planning and management of events such as ALT training meetings, the yearly Skills Development Conference, Fukuoka JET Orientation, and English Camps.
  • Coordination of the JET Program – acting as a liaison between ALTs, offices, the BOE, and CLAIR; providing contractual clarification; assisting incoming and outgoing JETs; and overseeing the area leader system, JET website, and providing support to AJET.
  • Acting as an ALT for the Board of Education – providing assistance at JTE training seminars; team teaching at demonstration classes; judging speech contests; and proofreading/editing/translating documents.

Feel free to get in touch with me if you need anything at all.  I hope you have a great experience living and working in Fukuoka!