I have a degree in Japanese, a Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and a Certificate in Teaching Special Needs K-12.
As well as the United States, I have lived and taught in New Zealand, Australia, Cambodia, Japan, the UK, Belgium, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.
I was born in New Zealand and grew up in a scenic country town of 3000 people, under a mountain, with the world's only hot soda water geyser. My home town is called Te Aroha, which means "love" in Maori, the language of the indigenous people.
I truly love my job and learn from my students as they learn from me.