I began my journey in teaching as an English teacher in the Japanese public school system. After three years abroad I returned to America and went back to school for my masters in teaching. While studying I performed my student teaching in an advanced placement middle school class. Since graduating I have been teaching 6th grade reading/writing/social studies and I love it!
I love to have fun in the classroom. By all means I believe in discipline, though I also believe that we learn best in places that we like to be. When creating any material or curriculum for class I start from looking at it from my student's perspective, both in ability as well as interest wise.
Best Son in the World: As awarded by mother. 2001-2003, 2007, 1997. Best Son in the World - Runner Up: As awarded by mother. 2008-2012
Academic Background Seattle University – Masters in Teaching (Secondary) University of Washington – B.A. Marketing, Certificate of International Business Pierce College – Associates of Arts and Sciences
Teaching is the best thing I've ever done in my life! I am so grateful for everything that all my students, fellow teachers, and supporters have taught me.
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, Staff, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Graphing, Measurement, Science, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, World History, World Language, Other (World Language), Arts & Music, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Drama, ELA Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, School Counseling, Economics , Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, American Sign Language, Handwriting, Test Preparation, School Psychology, End of Year, Close Reading, Social Emotional Learning