6th Grade Language Arts/Social Studies
I was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania. After high school, I attended a small private college outside of Philadelphia. During my time there, I became very involved with the International Club on campus. We spent time helping the international students adjust to life in a new country, and in turn, we were given the opportunity to learn all about their countries and cultures. A few years after graduating, my husband and I were blessed with a wonderful opportunity to live and teach abroad in South Korea. We loved our time traveling around Asia, trying delicious foods, and making lifelong friends around the world!
I attended Eastern University, a small Christian college outside of Philadelphia. I majored in Elementary Education, and graduated with concentrations in special education, early childhood, reading, and social studies. After graduation, my husband and I were approached with an offer to teach abroad in South Korea. We were very excited for this once-in-a-lifetime experience! I spent the past two years as an ESL teacher working primarily with Korean kindergaretners. Upon our arrival back in the United States, we relocated to northern New Jersey, and I am very excited to be joining the EC community!
The community that Eastern Christian has fostered and developed really stands apart. The teachers and staff here are such caring individuals, who truly want to make a positive impact on the world around them. The students seem very sincere in their desire to grow, not just academically, but also personally and spiritually. This is very encouraging to me as a teacher to witness this and to be a part of it!