I was born in Denver, Colorado, but I’m what we call an ‘army brat’ in the United States. Because my dad worked in the Air Force, my family moved around often. We moved to Fussa, Tokyo (Japan) when I was two years old, and we returned to the US when I was six. Including my first two years of life in Colorado, I’ve lived in Indiana, Illinois, North Carolina, New York, California, and Michigan. More recently, I lived in the state of New York, in Manhattan, NYC, before moving to Cambodia three years ago.
For my undergraduate studies, I majored in International Relations, Politics, and History, and French linguistics and literature. I’ve completed two years of a Master’s degree in Education.
Prior to NYC, I lived in Paris, France, beginning my teaching career there. Over the past seven years, I’ve taught English as a second language and English Language Arts (the equivalent of ‘lettres’ in the United States) to all grade levels of secondary. Recently, I’ve been licensed to teach Social Studies (‘histoire-géographie’).
This is my second year at LFRD. This year, in addition to being one of the directors of our High School MUN (Model United Nations) again, I’m teaching English in terminale and première, expert English in troisième, and History-Geography to students of the International American Section in sixième, cinquième, quatrième, and troisième.
Teaching at LFRD has been a source of joy and inspiration. Every day, I’m in awe of the students and their educational commitment and intercultural growth.