I love teaching because I love seeing my students engaged with learning. I love to see the "aha" moments when they make connections and are proud of their accomplishments. I am a lifelong learner. I have a BA in Religion (Buddhism) from Carleton College and a MA in Languages and Cultures of Asia from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I have traveled to France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Japan, and China. I've lived in a suburb of Paris, a small farming island of Japan, and also in Lhasa in the Tibetan region for one summer. I taught communications/writing and comparative religion at UW-Madison. Recently, I taught pre-K at a Reggio Emilia inspired school, where learning is child directed. Currently, I wake up very early to teach English as a foreign language to students in China. I love to see the strengths and potential in all people. I believe educators have the responsibility to support equity in education and I consider myself an ally to BIPOC, AAPI, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent, and other groups. I enjoy reading, writing, photography, gardening (especially with native plants), hiking, gaming, and spending time with my family. I look forward to meeting you!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Carleton College - Bachelor in Arts, Humanities
Graduate Degree: University of Wisconsin-Madison - Master of Arts, Area Studies
Reading. Photography. Hiking. Gardening. Gaming. Spending time with my family.
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Social Studies
Middle School Writing