Degrees and Certifications:
BA Linguistics, BYU MA Applied Linguistics, UMASSB
Here at SSS, my roles are EL curriculum coach, English/ESL teacher, Japanese Club advisor.
This is my 21st year teaching students and teachers in multilingual education. School is an extention of my family. My wife and I have five young children, and we are new to North Carolina and SSS. I enjoy playing piano and gardening. My main passion is teaching young people languages.
I speak Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Kriolu, and English. My life has always been full of linguistically rich experiences.
My students reach high expectations. They eliminate barriers or work through them. They inspire me.
Our class motto this year is the following: "Just because I can't do everything doesn't mean I won't do everything I can."
At their August meeting, the Johnston County Board of Education voted 4-3 to make face coverings required indoors in all Johnston County Public Schools campuses and on all buses for students, staff, and guests. This updated mask requirement is effective immediately.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.