I am a Senior Global Educator at Global Launch’s Intensive English Program. My role includes program development of and management of custom group programs for English for specific purposes, mainly for students from Japan and Mexico. I have developed ESL curriculum for both face-to-face and online English courses including the Coursera MOOC, ELL Success in the Content Classroom: Teacher Toolbox Series. I have also taught in several teacher training programs with teachers from Vietnam, Peru and China. Outside of the classroom, I have experience making connections with organizations at ASU and throughout Phoenix, interviewing/hiring/onboarding new staff, coordinating workshops, scheduling between 90-110 classes for approximately 75 teachers every 8 weeks, and supervising 14 teachers.
I have 27 years of classroom teaching experience in a variety of teaching settings before coming to Arizona State University including teaching English in Japan. I have also taught ESL to children in K-12, adults in community centers and college students in Wisconsin, Nevada and Arizona. I earned her Master’s degree in Education from Cardinal Stritch University in Wisconsin and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. I also hold a Pre K- 12 teacher certification in teaching ESL in Wisconsin. I am passionate about service to and collaborating with others to achieve a common outcome successfully. I thrive on new experiences and bringing first time value opportunites to others.