Ashraf Alamatouri is the English Language Learning Coordinator at VRRP/USCRI. He taught English at Kalamoon University and conducted teacher training courses in multiple regions in Syria. Previous to joining USCRI, Mr. Alamatouri was the Director of the Language Department at the International Center for Human Development. Mr. Alamatouri is a Fulbright alumnus and holds a Master’s Degree in teaching English as a Foreign Language from Albath University in Syria as well as a Master’s Degree in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages from Saint Michael’s College. He holds a B.A in English Literature from Damascus University. He is currently in a doctoral program in Educational Leadership and Policy at UVM. He lives with his wife Nagham and three kids Ryan, Adam and Naya in Colchester, VT. He likes to play music and to cook Syrian food in his free time.