Hollygrove Lead Teacher - 2nd Grade
I was born in Seoul, South Korea, and came to the United States when I was about 7. I remember the first time I went into an American Supermarket and being shocked by two things: Seeing a gallon sized milk for the first time-- the biggest I've seen up to that point were only a quarter gallon -- and the huge aisle of pet food where I mistakenly thought that the animals displayed on the bag/can were the ones for human consumption. I have many interests: traveling, hiking, studying languages, designing, surfing/swimming, sports (participating and watching), reading and writing, playing the piano, and the list goes on. If you want to know more, come on by and say "hi"!
Where did you go to school and what was your major?
I attended the University of California, Davis for my undergraduate degree. I majored in Sociology and minored in Asian-American Studies. For Graduate school, I received a teaching-credential as well as a Masters degree in Cross-Cultural Studies from National University.
What is your highest degree held?
Masters degree in Cross-Cultural Studies
Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
There are a lot of reasons but two come to mind: One, when I was in the 8th grade, I had an amazing and hilarious teacher by the name of Mr. Melton. He had this incredible ability to disseminate complex information into understandable ones and he made learning incredibly fun. I will never forget his kindness and patience. Two, I had a very positive experience teaching in Japan after college and the incredible experiences and friendships I have forged has left me with a deep impression.
How long have you been teaching/working in education?
What is your favorite thing about LCS?
The collaboration. I love our community's willingness to work together and be supportive, whether we are students, faculty, or community members. It has been an amazing journey, watching LCS grow from the beginning to what it is now.
What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
I have two: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls and Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.