I am a highly qualified English Language Arts teacher with a Master Of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in English Education and a current professional teaching license issued by the state of Colorado.
I have spent the previous seven years teaching composition, literature, public speaking, research skills, and journalism to 9th-12th grade students. I also have three years of experience teaching composition at the university level as well as three year of experience teaching AP Literature and Composition to high school seniors.
I work daily with English Language Learners (ELL) and understand the rewards and challenge of teaching reading and composition to students who do not speak English as their first language. I have also supported extra curricular activities such as a student lead composition center, a student newspaper, and a hiking club. I have traveled internationally including six months of extended travel through Europe, Australasia and South East Asia.
My wife, Natalie, and I along with our two young children, are working at St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju. SJA Jeju is an exciting new PreK 3 – 10th grade International School in the Global Education City on Jeju Island South Korea.