1) What is your current teaching position and grade level?
I’m currently the gifted program coordinator, and I teach grades 1, 2 and 3 math and science.
2)Where is your home town?
I spent most of my adolescent to early adult years in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
3)When you were a kid, what did you want to be?
Growing up, I envisioned myself being a physical therapist.
4) Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I was an introvert growing up. Not at all social.
5) When you’re not working, how do you spend your time?
I enjoy cooking, reading, writing and listening to music.
6) What do you most enjoy about teaching at ICAGeorgia?
I’m truly grateful to be a part of such an awesome family. ICAG welcomed from the beginning of this journey. Everyone from administration to students and parents are cooperportaive and supportive.
7) What inspired you to work in education?
Much of my inspiration came from the influence of previous teachers, and I’m speaking of everyone I have ever encountered. Education is not just academics, but lessons we experience and learn in life as well. My role as an educator is just a small part in the lives of our children, but I feel it is an important role. This is my community service, and through teaching I am serving my purpose.
8) What do you think of Japanese culture?
I appreciate the harmony amongst the Japanese culture. People have a sense of community and belonging. I’m learning the language and embracing the traditions. Oh, and I enjoy the food as well.
9) How was your teaching experience in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain?
My teaching experience abroad was amazing! The collaboration between my colleagues, students and I allowed many opportunities of academic and social growth for all of us. It was an even exchange. As they taught me about their culture, traditions and language, I taught them about mine. The whole experience gave me a sense of peace, understanding and acceptance.