Mom, wife, former University of Phoenix student mentor, English teacher in Japan and an English major in college with teaching certification. I live in beautiful southern California. I love the beach, reading, writing and spending time with my family.
I substitute taught throughout college and majored in English with a secondary teaching credential. I then taught for 2 years in Japan as an Assistant Language teacher in a high school. After returning to the States, I continued my career in education as an Academic and Finance advisor with the University of Phoenix for the past 10 years, where I also received my Masters of Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction.
University of Phoenix, Student Mentor
2006 - 2016
Work closely with new and continuing bachelor's degree students, assisting them with learning the online student portal, connecting them with career resources that match their educational path, coaching and accountability, problem solving when classroom issues arise and acting as the mediator between student and instructor or the Faculty and Administration departments.
JET Programme, Assistant Language Teacher
2003 - 2005
Prepared and co-taught English lessons with the Japanese English teacher, practiced conversational English with students, assisted in preparation for English-language exams, participated in extra curricular activities with students and the English club.
Evansville-Vanderburgh Metropolitan School District, Substitute Teacher
2001 - 2003
Filled in for the Spring semester for a teacher on maternity leave- prepared and taught lessons to Junior/Senior level students; managed classroom, assisted with the Yearbook Club.