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


Certifications and Endorsements

  • Certifications

    • HS: English, History, Political Science, Behavioral Science

    • MS: Language Arts, Social Studies

    • ES: Early Childhood Education

  • Advanced Placement

    • AP Literature

  • International Baccalaureate  

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

    • Individual and Societies (MYP) (Category 1)


Degrees

  • M.A.T. Secondary English Education

    • Mercer University| Atlanta, Georgia, USA

  • B.A. English

    • University of Georgia | Athens, Georgia, USA

  • B.A. History

    • University of Georgia | Athens, Georgia, USA


Teaching Experience

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Ruamrudee International School
Bangkok, Thailand
7th Grade Language Arts
7th Grade Social Studies
HS Long Term Substitute
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.


Professional Goal

My professional goal is to learn alongside my students, and in the process, convince students that being a teacher is a wonderful job that they would enjoy. I want to make education contagious for students, because our students will become the educators of the next generation, whether by becoming lifelong learners, future parents, or even teachers if they see they fully see the potential of the classroom.