My career spans three decades and three west coast states. It began in the heart of Los Angeles when I taught at a campus that had over 5,000 students and 50 countries represented. I continued into teaching ESL in community colleges in southern California and western Washington. At the university level, I was an instructor for the American Culture & Language Program at California State College in Los Angeles and the INTO program at Oregon State University.
I find great pleasure in the process of teaching English as a Second Language. I found that the world came to me in the environment of an American classroom and its rewards of seeing students achieve their dreams.
University of California at Santa Barbara (1981)
BA in Social Studies with emphasis in History
California State University at Los Angeles (1985-1995)
Masters in Education (MEd) – Special Interest in TESOL
Social Studies Secondary Credential
Cross-cultural Language Academic Development (CLAD) Credential
California Community College Credential (1988)
I authored the Resource and Curriculum Guide for East Los Angeles Community College GAIN Program for adult English Language Learners in 1994, which was designed for classroom instructors. In addition, I retrained faculty in methodologies of sheltered content instruction for one of the largest counties in southern California and contributed as a field reader to the United States Department of Education grant award process. Lastly, I am the ORTESOL (Oregon Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Affiliate Liaison who represents the state with the TESOL International Association.
Primary Teaching Responsibilities
ESLA 240 - Adjunct Listening
ESLA 250 - Adjunct Reading
COMM 343 - Second Language Acquisition
COMM 350 - Introduction to TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
GEED 125 - Academic English Development