I have been an English teacher both in the U.S. and around the world in countries including China, South Korea, and Venezuela. I have my Master's Degree in Education, specializing in helping diverse learners discover their learning strengths to empower them to learn using their strengths to address their challenges. Currently, I am retired from teaching and working as a freelance writer, copywriter, and tutor. I live in Colorado in the United States with my family--my husband, son, and my two cats. I enjoy writing, hiking, skiing and...
I have taught both high school English and middle school English for grades 6-12 since 1994. I hold a Master's in Education. Also, I have taught and traveled around the world at international schools in China, South Korea, and Venezuela.
Riverside Middle School and Coal Ridge High School, Garfield RE-2 School District - teacher
2009 - 2016
Taught for three years at the middle school grades 6 and 7. Worked on an interdisciplinary team in the middle school and developed lessons for a variety of learners with varying English proficiency in writing. Taught more accelerated literature and reading classes. Was gone from the district for four years between the middle school and high school jobs teaching overseas.
SMIC Private School - Shanghai, China, Teacher
2014 - 2015
Taught grade 7 writing and composition, including lessons in grammar, conventions, and vocabulary.
Korea International School - Seoul, South Korea, Teacher
2007 - 2009
Lead the Optimum Learning Center--a center for the diverse learner, including gifted and talented, ESL, reading support, and writing support.
Taught 7-8 grade English, specializing in utilizing technology effectively at this one-to-one school.
Roaring Fork School District - Glenwood Springs High School, Teacher
2001 - 2007
Prepared relevant and engaging lessons for classes including Creative Writing, Advanced Composition, Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior English.