Hello everyone! My name is Ms. Shim and I am a 6th grade World History Teacher at North Marion Middle School. Last school year, I taught 8th Grade United States History at Lake Weir Middle School. I'm a first generation student (the first in my family to attend and graduate from collgee). I graduated from the University of Florida in May of 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Political Science and Chinese Literature and Language with focuses in International Relations, International Development and Humanitarian Aid. GO GATORS!!! While at UF, I studied abroad twice and interned for the European Union Cooperation for Rural Development (EUCORD) as the Communications Intern. My job was to reserach areas in Africa that are able to grow crops that can withstand Africa's harshly dry climates. I researched joint endeavors for the E.U. and EUCORD and China to develop areas in Africa. Additionally, I reserached the China-Africa Development Fund (CADF) and how to estalish joint endevors with EUCORD. I also wrote grant proposals to the EU for development efforts in Tanzania. I am very proud to say that because of my reserach EUCORD is working with CADF fund to develop rural Africa. I lived in China, which is where I earned my A.S. in Chinese Literature and Language at Tsinghua Univeristy, the top univeristy in China. I also lived in Brussels, Belgium, where I earned an A.S. in European Union Studies at Vesalius College, the English college of Vrije Universiteit Brussel. I am currently working on my Masters of Professional Studies in Homeland Security at Pennsylvania State University with an expeced graduation date of May 2017. GO LIONS!!!!
Fun facts: I speak and write fluent Mandarin, understand Latin and can speak very little French. I am currently learning Arabic.
I am looking forward to this school year. GO COLTS!!!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Florida - Bachelor in Arts, Political Science and Government
Graduate Degree: Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus - Master of Arts, Emergency Management/Homeland Security