I have taught for six years in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and two years in Bangkok, Thailand. I have taught Literature (G.9), Creative Writing (G.12), Language Arts (G.7), and Social Studies (G.7). After earning a B.A. in English and a B.A. in History from the University of Georgia, I completed an M.A.T. in Secondary English Education at Mercer University. I have coached swimming for 12 years and served as a faculty sponsor for various high school projects, including school newspaper and literary magazine.

Endorsements and Certifications

  • International Baccalaureate  

    • Language and Literature (DP / MYP) (Category 1)

    • Individual and Societies (MYP) (Category 1)

  • Advanced Placement

    • AP Literature

  • Clear and Renewable Certification

    • Elementary School: Early Childhood Education  

    • Middle School: Language Arts, Social Studies

    • High School: Behavioral Science, English, History, Political Science

Teaching Experience

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Ruamrudee International School
Bangkok, Thailand
7th Grade Language Arts
7th Grade Social Studies
2016 - 2018

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Westlake High School
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
9th Grade Literature
12th Grade Creative Writing
2012 - 2016

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Smitha Middle School
Metro Atlanta, Georgia, USA
6th - 8th Grade Interrelated Paraprofessional
2011 - 2012

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Austell Intermediate School
Metro Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2nd - 5th Grade PE Paraprofessional
2010 - 2011

Coaching Experience 

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  • Ruamrudee International School Swim Team
    Assistant Swim Coach
    2016 - 2018

  • Westlake High School Swim Team
    Head Swim Coach
    2011 - 2016

  • USA Swimming   
    Assistant Swim Coach
    2010 - 2011

  • Cobb County Summer League
    Head Swim Coach
    2006 - 2012

Below are swimmers from Westlake High School, showing off their freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly, and backstroke for the camera. While coaching, I also created an athletic calendar for our athletic director to use as a fundraiser.

Commitments to Pedagogy

In the classroom, I make commitments to integrating technology, developing new curriculum, enacting a positive and forward-thinking pedagogical philosophy, translating standards to students, setting realistic and achievable behavior expectations, and building a strong school reading culture. To read more about these commitments, please explore the links below.