Have you noticed the new face in the library each morning? That’s Mr. Munoz, our newest paraeducator. Mr. Munoz joined us in mid-fall this semester, and he is part of our ever growing English as a Second Language (ESL) department. Although many who arrive at King require some adjustment to the early morning hours, Mr. Munoz has hit the ground running. He was, in his former life, a member of the United States Army, retiring as a Sergeant Major after twenty-eight years. He proudly served in the first Gulf War during 1991-1992, Afghanistan in 2002, and three tours in Iraq – 2001-2003, 2007-2008 and 2009 to January 2011.
The adage “In the Army, we do more before 9AM than most people do all day.” certainly is one in which Mr. Munoz adheres. He has served as a Spanish language translator for the Department of Defense, was a national soccer referee for eleven years, and he is currently attending classes to become an authorized tax professional.
We’re discovering that Mr. Munoz is an accomplished man of many talents, and we’re looking forward to discovering more as he settles into (civilian) life in the KINGdom.