Degrees and Certifications:
BA, Sociology & Political Science of South Asia and MA, Cultural Anthropology from Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg, Germany Master of Public Administration, The Evergreen State College Certifications: Special Education, ESL supplemental, German, EC-6
Guten Tag & herzlich Willkommen!
I am a native speaker of German. Apart from English, I also learned multiple other languages, some with more success than others, and understand the struggles monolingual speakers can face. I believe that educators need to meet students where they are at. Helping them to develop proficiency and show what they can, as opposed to what they can't, is my goal as a world language teacher. I want my students to be feel comfortable and safe in my classroom so they can fully immerse themselves in the exciting experience of exploring other cultures.
I encourage creativity and free choice. So if students have a specific skillset they like to showcase, then please by all means, share! Last year a student presented a fairytale project from his graphic calculator. It was impressive!
When I am not reading or listening to audiobooks & podcasts, you can find me lifting weights and outside running or hiking. I love being outdoors, animals and books. I am raising two bilingual children and have two rescue cats.
German Classroom ScheduleRoom IND 103Monday/Wednesday/Friday1st Pd 10:00 - 11:00 AP German2nd Pd 11:10 - 12:10 German I3rd Pd 01:15 - 02:15 German II4th Pd 02:25 - 03:25 German II HonsTuesday/Thursday5th Pd 10:00 - 11:30 German III Hons7th Pd 01:55 - 03:25 German IOffice Hours/TutoringM - Th: 09:00-09:50aThursday: 03:30-04:20p