I am from Indiana in the northern Midwest of the U.S., but I have spent most of my adult life living and working in China. I studied English Secondary Education so that I could be prepared to teach English in Chinese universities. After several years of teaching in Jiangsu and Anhui Provinces and in America, I got an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. From 2001-2003, I lived in Changchun, Jilin Province, where I studied Chinese language full-time. During my 15 years in Changsha, Hunan, I taught high school students, university students, home-schooled my own two daughters and even taught Chinese to some Americans. Two years ago, I returned to Indiana and taught ELL in a middle school where I learned how fun it is to work with middle school students. I am certified to teach high school English, K-12 ELL and middle school Language Arts, but my favorite group of students to see daily are the middle school ELL students.
B.S. in English Secondary Education, Anderson University
M.A. in TESOL, Azusa Pacific University