Degrees and Certifications:
Romance and English applied Linguistics and Literature, Technische Universität Dresden BA, Sociology BA, Political Science of South Asia 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 or hiking.
German Classroom ScheduleRoom IND 103TutoringMo/Tue/Th 8:10-8:40 amSchedule M/Tu/Thu1st Pd 08:50 - 9:45 Conference2nd Pd 09:50 - 10:45 AP/IV Honors3rd Pd 10:50 - 11:40 German II Hnrs4th Pd 11:45 - 12:35 Lunch5th Pd 12:40 - 01:30 III Honors6th Pd 01:35 - 02:25 I7th Pd 02:30 - 03:20 II8th Pd 03:25 - 04:15 INEISD Teacher Feature Video