I am a temporary sojourner, doing my best to live a worthy life. I immigrated to the US before my first birthday. Korea is my motherland and the US is my fatherland. I am, and will always be, a third culture kid, trying to find my tribe. This colors how I see things and has helped to stir a curiosity for the world around me.
I am interested in everything and everyone; the world is my playground and my laboratory and I seek to learn about people, the places they inhabit, and the food they eat. This characteristic has lent itself to creating a passion to travel, eat, meet new people, and try new things.
I love the great outdoors: hiking, backpacking, car camping, snowboarding, rock climbing, etc. (all-time favorite outdoor destination is Chilean Patagonia). But, I also love urban jungles: exploring cities, visiting baseball stadiums (I have 4 MLB stadiums left to go), etc. I enjoy photography because it helps me to hold onto the memories I’ve made.
Where did you go to school and what was your major?
UC Irvine, B.S. Biology
CSULA, M.S. Chemistry
UCLA, Ed.D. Educational Leadership (in progress)
What is your highest degree held?
Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
I’ve always been drawn to work that involved serving others. I chose teaching because I value education and its power to help people achieve what they may not have felt was possible for themselves.
How long have you been teaching/working in education?
This is my 11th year working in education. I spent 8 years as a teacher and 2 years in administration.
What is your favorite thing about LCS?
At the expense of not following directions, my favorite things are the people and the larger LCS family. Everyone I’ve worked with so far is supportive of others and committed to building a collaborative, relational community. I’m inspired by the dedication that I’ve seen not just to education, but to cultivating a familial atmosphere with colleagues, parents, and students.
What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
The “Choose Your Own Adventure” series of books.