Hi! Welcome to my blog. I’m a Spanish teacher at Sullivan Middle School in Rock Hill, S.C. My dream is to teach in different places around the world. So far I have spent two summers teaching conversational English and culture to English teachers in China, and one summer teaching English to children in a remote mountain village in Peru.
I love traveling when I have the opportunity to spend time in a community and get to know the people and gain a feel for the way of life. I try to instill in my students a curiosity about what’s out there in the world, and an appreciation and understanding of different cultures and lifestyles.
I’m currently involved in a program called Teachers for Global Classrooms. I began this blog to document my journey toward becoming better qualified to prepare my students to be global citizens. In December 2014 I completed a rigorous 8 week online course, where I worked closely with the other teaching fellows around the country to learn about global studies and how to better incorporate 21st century skills into units that I already teach. In February 2015 I met all the fabulous teachers in my cohort in Washington, DC at a weekend long symposium. The best part was having the opportunity to travel to the Philippines with 16 members of my cohort. The details of that trip are contained in my travel blog and reflections. It was without a doubt the most profound professional development and personal learning experience of my life.
I’m a lifelong resident of South Carolina. I’m married and have two grown sons, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a bird. I enjoy soccer, running, and kayaking.
This website is not an official U.S. Department of State website. The views and information presented are my own and do not represent the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program, IREX, or the U.S. Department of State.