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Work experience

Jul 2013Jun 2016

8th Grade English and Creative Writing Teacher

Korea International School
  • Developed aligned, research-based assessment practices with department 
  • Created normed assessment practices, guided by professional book studies
  • Implemented a unique teaching model (strengths-based, focused semesters), co teaching -- highest Language Usage/Reading growth in MS (MAP data)
Jul 2012Jun 2013

4th Grade Teacher

Korean International School
  • Delivered content through multiple mediums and formats, focusing on multiple intelligences and Kagan Cooperative Learning structures
  • Used theater and kinesthetic methods to keep engagement high
Jul 2010Jun 2012

K–6 Bilingual Interventionist

Adventure Elementary School
  • Delivered data-driven, bilingual literacy, ESL, math, and behavioral interventions 
  • Facilitated student-intervention meetings with staff and parents
  • Modeled and coached teachers as needed
Jul 2006Jun 2010

2nd and 3rd Grade Bilingual/Transition Teacher

Adventure Elementary School
  • Structured transition from Spanish to English literacy
  • Developed Spanish literacy curriculum
  • Delivered instruction using ESL best practices


Jun 2005May 2007

Master of Arts – Curriculum and Instruction

University of Denver

The Boettcher Teacher Program is a selective dual M.A. and teacher licensure program utilizing the lens of social justice and employing culturally responsive pedagogy to prepare educators to succeed with diverse populations.

Aug 1999Dec 2005

Bachelor of Arts – English (emphasis in Linguistics)

Colorado State University
Aug 1999Dec 2005

Bachelor of Arts – Spanish

Colorado State University