WCE Director, Jim Zatloukal
In Memory of Jim
Jim was Director of Washington Cultural Exchange from it's inception in
1986. He had previously been an English Teacher and a successful Cross Country
and Track Coach for many years. At Redmond High School his teams won a state
championship in Cross Country in 1985 and a state championship in Track in 1987
along with numerous other titles.
Jim loved teaching and coaching while he did it and he loved being Director
Washington Cultural Exchange! He led many groups to China for WCE and was
also fortunate to be able to travel to South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia
and France for WCE. He was very proud of WCE and believed it was a wonderful
program for students. While Director of WCE over 8,000 students, teachers and
parents traveled abroad.
Jim had friends all over the world thanks to his travel with WCE and also
hosting teams from abroad. His loss is felt by people in places all over the
Jim Zatloukal 1949 – 2012