Phone: 412.833.1600 ext. 8055
Degrees and Certifications:
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO B.A. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations HARVARD UNIVERSITY M.Ed. in International Education Policy LESLEY UNIVERSITY M.Ed. in Elementary Education
Hello, sweet second grade friends! Welcome to our classroom family. What an amazing year we will have together!! Here is just a little bit about myself:
I was born in Houston, Texas, after my parents moved to the United States from Japan. I travelled a lot when I was young between the two countries and speak both languages fluently.
My family includes my husband, my two children (Mae and Jack) and our tiny dachshund, Yuzu. Our family likes to read, hike, camp, swim, cook and explore new places on bikes together!
Some exciting things I have done in my life include volunteering in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Georgia for two years, trekked (that’s a big word for hiking) through the Himalayas for 3 months, sky jumped out of an airplane 30,000 feet high, ran a marathon and even participated in triathlons (that’s when you swim, bike and run all in one race). But by far my favorite thing I have done is teach children. I have taught elementary students for over 10 years now and have LOVED every minute of it!
Hmmm… I wonder what amazing and exciting experiences you will share with me this year! I can’t wait to discover all about YOU and all that makes YOU unique and wonderful! Thank you for letting me be part of your Streams experience! Here is my promise to do everything I can to make it a FANTASTIC year!