I have been a teacher for twenty years and seeing students become excited about learning never gets old. I want to inspire students to learn and be the best young people they can be by sharing interesting ideas, fostering creativity and encouraging personal Christ like growth as we explore the world together.
I have professional experience as a Youth Director, Program Director and Teacher for Early Childhood and Youth Programs in church and community settings. I currently teach English as a second language to students in China. I hold a BA in Youth Ministry and Communication and an MS in Human Services. In college, I tutored fellow students in English, history and civics. I have professional and volunteer experience in a variety of areas including teaching painting and jewelry creation, culture appreciation, life science, early American history, literature and literacy. I have been homeschooling my own children for five years as well.
I offer classes on art, literature, culture, life science, ecology, history and English. We explore these subjects through a fun and encouraging lens by using maps, books, video resources, visual aids, hands on experiments, art projects and lively group discussions. I think it is essential for students to feel support and encouragement in the classroom in order to fuel a desire for learning. My goal is for all my students to adopt a mindset of being a lifelong learner wherever their journey may take them.