Welcome! I have been an EL teacher in the Anoka-Hennepin district since 2014. This year, I am teaching full-time at Anoka High School.
As an EL educator, it is my personal mission to empower my students to use academic language and strategies to maximize their full potential. I also enjoy learning about their culturally diverse backgrounds and learning new words and phrases in their languages. I am excited to work with the students and watch their growth!
Prior to joining the Anoka family, I have had several educational and professional experiences. In 2008, I earned my bachelor's degree in graphic design and biblical studies at the University of Northwestern St. Paul. Rather than getting a job in my area of study, I decided to travel to my native country—South Korea—and learn more about my heritage and my birth family. For one year, I explored Korea and taught English as a Foreign Language. Afterward, I returned to the United States and worked as a graphic designer for a few years, but realized my passion for teaching. I went back to school and received my master's degree from Hamline University.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking, and spending time with my family and friends. I also have two very active dogs that take up the majority of our time wanting to play, run, and get into trouble!