I was certified as a public school teacher by the state of Indiana and received the Most Outstanding Teacher Qualification for three years in a row. I was also chosen as a supervising teacher for student teachers on three occasions and was named to the Indiana State standards committee
Professional Achievements & Experience:
I worked for 20+ years as a teacher, teacher trainer, department head, school director, and Principal in Japan. I regularly held seminars on how parents could become more active in their children’s education an published a book on this topic, “Release the Genius in Your Child”, published by Diamond Publishing Company, Ltd. In Japan.
I worked for three years as a public school teacher in the US before coming to China to be Director of the Immersion High School Program at Kunshan International School
Approach to Teaching & Learning:
I like teaching because I like learning and students always teach me something new. I try to follow the Multiple Intelligence approach to teaching and learning, incorporating music, art, physical movement, and other aspects into my teaching regimen.
I like writing poems in Chinese, Japanese, and English, I like playing the guitar (not very well) and playing basketball (even worse) and traveling the world in search of unusual things to eat.