District Representatives are elected annually at the Winter Conference by JETs in each district. DRs provide leadership within the Saga JET community and provide local support to JETs in their districts.
DRs also help organize the various JET conferences throughout the year, compile the information new Saga JETs receive before coming to Japan, meet for monthly strategy meetings, and maintain this website.
You can speak to your DRs about:
- things in and around your home
- other things specific to your district.
Senior JETs or your Contracting Organisation/Board of Education are also valuable resources. They will be able to give you more information about specific schools, living arrangements, city, clinics, trash etc.
Current District Representatives for 2018-19
Tara is a 3rd year ALT living in Saga City. She hails from the frigid state of Michigan, whose pristine lakes pale in comparison to her winning smile. Her hobbies include, but are not limited to, video games, travelling around Japan, and sass. She is looking forward to helping a new group of ALTs experience the best that Saga has to offer and is always open to trying new places and exploring. If you’re ever looking for a casual evening out or a grand adventure, knock on her door!
Emily Perkins, called “Crazy Emily” by her students, is a 2nd year ALT currently living in Saga City. Originally from the frigid state of Wisconsin, she enjoys Saga winters, but misses the cooler summers. Her hobbies include knitting and running to catch the train. While she isn’t the best to ask about fun things to do in Saga, as she lives at her schools, she can help with any other questions you might have. Maybe.
Scott is a balding 4th year ALT from London, UK, now surrounded by mountains and hot springs in Takeo. Besides trying to do too many things at once and realising he has no time for it all, Scott likes to practice Kendo with his local school, travel, climb things, eat tear-inducing spicy food and generally try something new, whatever that may be.
From the dazzling emerald city of Seattle, WA, USA, Ellisa is an ALT ingénue with a heart of gold. Currently, she resides in Imari, of pottery fame and home to many delights. In 1955 Disneyland was mistakenly labelled the happiest place on Earth, but it is actually wherever Ellisa goes as she is the center of the universe. Her passions include, but are not limited to: studying languages, cooking, sado, and thinking of comebacks long after a situation has passed. Of equal importance to her is going to the beach, enjoying good food and spending time with even better company, and petting animals. Ellisa looks forward to meeting the new Kito District JETs as well as the new members of Saga’s JET community.
Robin is a 3rd year ALT from Canada (though it’s a little more complicated than that). He loves travelling, gaming, photography, and finding new and interesting corners of Karatsu. If you’re ever in need of a drinking companion, feel like having a chat, or are looking for the more picturesque parts of Saga, feel free to ask.