IB HL English Instructor. At Graded, I taught IB Language and Literature HL, and Grade 10. I have also taught L & L Standard Level and Grade 9
English. In addition, I piloted the digital portfolio program at Graded, and I
served as faculty advisor to our Global Issues Network chapter. Other
duties included class trip planning and mentoring extended essays.
Department Chair / IB HL English Instructor: Taipei American School.
In addition to teaching IB English Literature and Contemporary Writers and
Film, I managed a staff of thirteen teachers--coordinating the curriculum,
overseeing the budget, conducting classroom observations, and managing a host
of related operational duties. Other duties included founding and
organizing the Formosa Film Festival, advising the Original Oratory
team, serving on curriculum review committees and steering committees. I also
served as advisor the the Japanese Honor Society.
Americana do Rio de Janeiro
IB Coordinator/English Instructor: Escola Americana do Rio de
Janeiro. I managed a staff of sixteen teachers, overseeing the IB
curriculum and budget. In addition, I was an instructor for IB English A1 HL,
Theory of Knowledge, and tenth grade Humanities. I also worked on a number of
accreditation committees, serving as lead writer for the English Curriculum
Review. In collaboration with the History Department, I
designed and implemented the school’s Humanities curriculum for ninth and tenth
grades. Other courses I have taught include American Literature, British
Literature, 9thand 10th Grade Composition, and
Introduction to Drama.
IB Language and Literature Workshop, Graded School, Sao Paulo,
IB Coordinator Training Workshop, Vancouver: IB Coordination, Feb.
IB Instructor Training Workshop, São Paulo: English A1 HL, Theory
of Knowledge, Aug. 1999.
IB Instructor Training Workshop, English & TOK, New York, July
Instructor Training Conference, Singapore, Sept. 2008.
AP Literature and Composition
IB Theory of Knowledge, IB Film, & English Instructor. At JIS, I am currently teaching TOK, IB Film, and AP Literature. I also serve as faculty advisor for the film festival at JIS. My courses reflect my interest in integrating technology, and I stress the fundamentals of sound critical thinking skills in all my courses.