I originally began 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.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Graphing, Measurement, Science, Social Studies - History, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Economics , Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Test Preparation, Close Reading