My Story

Setting Students up for Success

If I were to be asked what I want to teach my students, it would be to help every student gain the skills to set themselves up for success. We teach skills intertwined in content, to make sure these children are ready for the challenges of the rapidly changing 21st century. Below is my experience that built my current tool belt to make this happen.

Work experience

2021- Present

Korea International School

Middle School Design and Science Teacher


The American School of Kinshasa

Middle School Design and Science Teacher


Jay Pritzker Academy- Siem Reap, Cambodia

Lower School STEM Teacher

Other Experience

Satit Kaset- Homeroom Teacher- 1 yr

Mt Evans Outdoor School- Intern- 1.5yr



Montana State University- Bozeman

M.S. Science Education

2008 - 2012

University of Northern Colorado

B.A. Elementary Education


ISTE Certified Educator

International Baccalaureate Teaching and Learning Certificate MYP, Science

Colorado Teaching Certificate

  • Elementary Education

  • Science grades 7-12

  • Math grades 7-12

Council of International Schools (CIS) Acredditor

Professional Development

Conference and IB Workshop Completion

  • Microsoft Certified Educator

  • NWEA Conference in Formative Assessment Practices

  • Project Based Learning in MYP Sciences

  • Assessment: Reaffirming, Reworking, & Rethinking Assessment - Tom Schimmer

  • IB MYP Graduate Certificate-Focus on Sciences

  • IB CAT 1 & 2 Design

  • IB CAT 3 Projects (Personal and Community)

  • IB CAT 3 IDU

  • ISS- Standards-Based Grading 2.0- Ken Robinson

  • Project Based Learning- Jay McTighe

  • Discovering Positive Education

Extra-Curricular Work/Responsibilities

  • Head of Domain D for CIS authorization

  • Personal Project Coordinator

  • Technology Integration Specialist

  • Coach for MS Cross Country

  • Coach MS Soccer

  • Coach for HS & MS VEX Robotics

  • Coach for FIRST LEGO League