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I have had the incredible privilege of teaching students and adults for fifteen years in the US and abroad. I bring my many skills and professional experience as an artist, photographer, and filmmaker to my students in both the classroom and beyond. My combined talents and passion for teaching compels me to create powerful instruction and engaging media presentations for students and teachers.  I also enjoy presenting workshops that equip educators with effective ways to enhance their instruction with film and media, and meeting the challenging needs of 21st century learners across the globe today.

My Instructional Presentations

My Curriculum Creations

Workshops I Offer

Culture Shock in China

Training I've Attended

“Teaching English as a Foreign Language” Üskudar American Academy, Istanbul, Turkey   August 17 -19, 2010

‘“Classroom Strategies for ADHD Children” Dr. Sibel Gürsoy, Üskudar Academy, İstanbul, Turkey12-14-2010

“Letter of Recommedation Writing Training“  ACI İnservice  – Izmir, TurkeySeptember 15, 2010

‘“Re-energize Your  Classroom with Drama”ACI Inservice - Izmir, TurkeySeptember 5, 2011

“Write On!A Common Language for Writing Assessment”ACI İnservice -Izmir, TurkeySeptember 6, 2011

“Pull It Apart: Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary to EFL Learners”ACI -Izmir, TurkeySeptember, 6, 2011

“Professional Learning for Student Success”Practioners Conference-Izmir, TurkeySeptember 7- 9, 2011

“Reading Matters:Literacy Strategies”ACI Inservice-Izmir, Turkey,September 13, 2011

“In A Bind:Create Dynamic, Small Books for Academic Presentation” Izmir, TurkeyDecember 13, 2011

“ISTA Teacher Training“ISTA Festival, LuxembourgApril26 – 29, 2012

“YA, Why Not?”ACI Inservice -Izmir, TurkeySeptember 13, 2012

“IB Training – Language B Workshop”David Ripley, ACIIzmir, TurkeySeptember 4 - 5, 2012

“IB Training – Film”  Richard Harvey, Oxford, UK, April, 2012

2010 Field Trip


2011 IB Theater Showcase

Student Work

What Students are Saying...

Work experience

August 2016present

MYP/DP Film - MYP/DP Language B Teacher

Utahloy International School, Zengcheng
Aug. 2006June 2007

7th grade Language Arts Teacher

North Iredell Middle School


Jan 2002Dec 2006

Middle Grades Education

Mars HIll College

Teacher Licensure for 

English (grades 9 - 12)

Middle Grades Language Arts (grades 6 - 9)

Middle Grades Social Studies  (grades 6 - 9)

Graduated Magna Cum Laude