I have a Bachelors of Science in Political Science and a Masters of Arts in Teaching - both from the USA
I also graduated from a California Teaching Credentialing Program - California State University, USA and hold teaching credentials in the states of California, Washington, Arizona, and Florida.
Dean's List, Graduated with Distinction, 4.0GPA
I am a native English speaker from the USA and fully credentialed to teach multiple subjects with an ESL specialization. I hold a valid and current Teaching License. I have worked with English Learners aged 5-65 for more than 18 years in the U.S. public school system and abroad. I have extensive experience at the elementary, high school, university, and adult levels in six foreign countries. The experience I have includes ESL Coordinator, curriculum development, teacher training, SAT/TOEFL/ACT/SAT2 Subject Test preparation (History and Literature), ESL classroom teaching, and Academic Operations Manager. Additionally, I have a Master’s Degree in Teaching/Action Research from California State University, Fresno, USA.
I have served as the ESL Coordinator for an elementary school in Taiwan, the University of Tabuk in Saudi Arabia, International Schools in China and the Barstow USD in California. I have taught ESL classes to adult learners for the Barstow USD in California and served as an ESL Teacher Trainer with the Ministry of Education in Malaysia. I was the Head Teacher/Coordinator for SAT Preparation at a high school in Taiyuan, China; the Academic Operations Manager for 25 franchise EF English First Centers across Indonesia. My most recent position was as the Academic Operations Manager for a private Test Preparation Center first in Hanoi and then in Ho Chi Minh City. Such teaching experience has afforded me the benefit of working with a broad diversity of students, staff, and administrators.
Teaching is more than a job for me; it is my lifelong profession and passion.
While not a native speaker, my Spanish (reading, writing, and speaking) is considered to be nearly fluent. I have taken the California Bilingual Proficiency Exam and been a member of the California Association of Bilingual Educators (CABE) for more than a decade. I appreciate the dedication learning and performing in a second language requires. I have inexhaustible patience in working with English learners and non-native English speakers.
State Certified Native-English speaking teacher from the USA with 19 years of successful experience. Solid teaching background with extensive knowledge of curriculum development, teacher mentoring/advising, reading intervention, bilingual, ESL and CLAD instruction, adult education, SAT/ACT/SAT2 Subject test Preparation, and academic assessment. Recognized for 8 consecutive years of efficient and error-free school site management of the NCLB (CST/CAT6) mandated annual state testing. Successfully improved ESL instruction amongst non-native English speaking teachers in several foreign countries. World traveler with a distinct appreciation for Cultural Diversity.
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential: California, Arizona, and Washington State Commissions on Teacher Credentialing .
Fully certified to teach ESL K-adults; all subjects in a self-contained class in grades twelve and below
Ivycation Education LTD. January, 2016 – December, 2016
Academic Operations Manager
EF English First, Jakarta, Indonesia October, 2014 – November, 2015
Academic Operations Manager
Shanxi Experimental Secondary School, Taiyuan, China November, 2013 – October, 2014
SAT Preparation Coordinator/Head Teacher
Guo Tai International School, Hangzhou, China December, 2012 -November, 2013
Multi-level ESL Sr. Teacher/Coordinator/Teacher Trainer
Ministry of Education, Banting, Malaysia March, 2011 –May, 2012
English Language Teacher Trainer
Hsin Min Elementary School, Tianzhong, Taiwan August, 2010 – March, 2011
ESL Director and Teacher Trainer
University of Tabuk, Tabuk, KSA November, 2009 – August, 2010
ESL Professor/Curriculum Developer
Barstow Unified School District, Barstow, CA August, 1998 to October, 2008
1st Grade Lead Teacher
Reading Specialist/ELD Coordinator
California Teacher ESL Test Preparation Instructor and Teacher Trainer
Adult English Teacher
Education and Credentials
California State University, Fresno, CA 2007
GPA: 4.0. Graduated with academic honors.
Graduation thesis on No Child Left Behind and its effects on the public educational system.
California State University, Fullerton, CA 2002
GPA: California Teaching Credential
Dean's List multiple terms while teaching full-time.
Successfully completed coursework in self-directed, self-paced learning environment.
Columbus State University, Columbus, GA 1986
B.S., Political Science/GPA: 4.0. Concentration: International Relations.
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