Office: Room 319 RTEC
155 Gordy Hall
Athens, OH 45701 USA
M.A. TESOL – Ohio Dominican University
B.A. Early Childhood Education – Coastal Carolina University
Areas of Professional Interest
Having taught for several years in elementary schools, my main focus of my research has been comparing methods in which elementary students are taught ESL.
Now that my career has taken a new path toward teaching ESL at the university level, I am looking forward to discovering new interests and areas of study that pertain to adult English language learners.
National Education Association
Ohio Education Association
Honor of Omega Greek Honor Society
Fall 2010 – “Inclusion versus pull-out: which works best for language acquisition?”; Ohio TESOL Conference
Fall 2011 – “Changing teacher candidates’ attitudes toward diverse populations through service learning”; Michigan TESOL Conference
I was born and raised in northwest Ohio, west of Toledo, and have lived in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Taylor, Michigan, Columbus, Ohio and now Athens.
Throughout my career, I have worked in a variety of educational settings, including private schools, public schools, Montessori schools and Head Start.
I have always enjoyed working with culturally diverse students, so it only seemed natural that I would go to graduate school to study TESOL.
I love to travel and have been fortunate to visit 20 countries, including France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, The Netherlands, Austria, Germany, The Czech Republic, Morocco, Zambia, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. I feel as though my travel journeys will never end and I am always looking forward to the next adventure I will take.
I am also an avid sports fan, and love cheering for Ohio State and OU! I also love The Olympics and try to visit past Olympic Stadiums around the world whenever possible!