- Member, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), 2008 to Present
- Member, Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (KOTESOL), 2004-2007
Accomplished, energetic Educational Professional with proven success facilitating instruction in cross-cultural settings seeks a position as a research assistant. Proactive leader able to organize and motivate teams. Superior communication skills, facilitates collaboration among diverse groups. Fluent in English with working knowledge of Spanish and Korean. Technically proficient in Microsoft Office applications; MAC OAS; PC-SAS.
~ Ed.M in International Education Policy; Harvard Graduate School of Education: June’09.
~ Achieved excellent student evaluations at Soongsil University—with improving averages each semester.
~ Earned a place as a Full Time Lecturer at Soongsil University after organizing and delivering a demonstration lesson—with only 15 minutes to prepare.
~ Promoted to Assistant Manager of YES Youngdo English School, managing a team of 12 teachers.
~ Facilitated the development of a Grade 7/8 curriculum by writing vocabulary quizzes and preparing a workbook for reading comprehension to accompany class textbooks—now in use in 20 YES Youngdo English Schools nationwide.
Education Policy Analysis and Research Utilization, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Fall 2008
~ completed research projects on the education of minority students in the Republic of Korea with a focus on equal educational opportunity for the growing multi-ethnic cohort of students in elementary & secondary schools
Chinese Education in Comparative Perspective, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Fall 2008
~ completed a team project proposal for the Chinese government to reform rural education;
~conducted a comparative analysis of education policy for rural areas in China and Mexico.
Monitoring and Evaluation for Improving Education Systems, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Spring 2009
~designed and developed a school-level data collection instrument based on the set of national education indicators for education reform in the Republic of Georgia;
~analyzed a school-level data collection instrument in Egypt
~developed a monitoring and evaluation plan for Foundation Assisted Schools in Pakistan.