Curriculum Vitae

Educational Background
Master of Arts, Second Language Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

  • Specializations: Language Assessment, Measurement, and Program Evaluation (LAMPE) and Language Teaching

Bachelor of Arts, Comparative Languages & Linguistics, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana

  • Minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Studies in Cross-Cultural Education Program, Earlham College & Iwate University, Morioka, Japan

Visual Arts Major, Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, Michigan

Professional Experience
International Student Program Coordinator, ESL, English, & Japanese Teacher, and Houseparent, North Country School, Lake Placid, New York

Professional Development Team member (meets monthly year-round), Concordia Language Villages

Interim Dean, Japanese Language Village, Concordia Language Villages, Dent, Minnesota

Assistant/Acting Dean (short-term) and Hiring Manager, Japanese Language Village, Concordia Language Villages, Dent, Minnesota

Guest Teacher, Liberal Arts Division (ESL, English, French), Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, Michigan
Guest Teacher, various subjects and grade levels, Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District
Guest Teacher, 3rd Grade, The Pathfinder School

French Mentor Counselor, Concordia Language Villages, Hackensack, Minnesota

Graduate Assistant (Instructor), Hawaiʻi English Language Program (HELP), University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Japanese High School Credit Curriculum Facilitator, Concordia Language Villages

Residence Hall Counselor, Interlochen Arts Academy

Japanese Two-Week Curriculum Writer, Concordia Language Villages

Japanese Credit Teacher, Concordia Language Villages

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Lycée Edmond Rostand, Saint-Ouen l’Aumône, France

Japanese and French Senior Counselor & Ethnic Arts Program Leader, Concordia Language Villages

Challenge Education Facilitator, Earlham College Wilderness Programs, Richmond, Indiana

Teaching Assistant, Sociolinguistics, Earlham College

Teaching Assistant, Seminar on Social Trends (content-based ESL), Earlham College

Teaching Assistant, Language and Culture of the U.S. (ESL conversation), Earlham College

Community Involvement: Short-Term and Volunteer Experience
Workshop Rooms Volunteer, The Flurry: A Festival of Traditional Dancing and Music
Standard Setting Panel Member, TOEFL Junior ESL Placement Study, Educational Testing Service
Feeding Station Volunteer, Lake Placid Loppett (25/50K cross-country ski race)
Kids’ Crafts Volunteer, Reason2Smile World Music Festival, Lake Placid
Conference Volunteer, American Association for Applied Linguistics 2012 Conference
Volunteer Interpreter (Japanese-English), Honolulu Marathon Medical Aid Station
Participant, TOEFL iBT Rater Training Study, UH-Mānoa
Course Evaluation Project, Japanese 402 (online section), UH-Mānoa
Special Guest presentations on Japan & Japanese at preschools and elementary schools
Copy Editor, Reading in a Foreign Language, National Foreign Language Resource Center
Odyssey of the Mind judge, Michigan Region 3
Pronouncer, Leelanau County Spelling Bee and North Country School Spelling Bee
Selection Committee Member, Fulbright Foreign Language TA Program, Paris, France
Tutoring: college French, adult ESL, high school math
Poi-spinning (fire arts) instructor and safety spotter
Co-Convener, Polyglot Theme Hall, Earlham College

Selected Presentations
Simulations: Covering Tough Content and Planning for Emotional Safety. Co-presentation with Dan Hamilton, Jon Olsen, and Rebecca Blankenship, Concordia Language Villages staff professional development webinar.

Collaboratively Determining English Learners’ Readiness to Mainstream. Workshop at New York State TESOL Conference, Syracuse, NY.

Cross-Cultural Simulations for your Class & School. Workshop at New York State Association of Independent Schools’ (NYSAIS) 2016 Global Language and Culture Conference, New Paltz, NY.

Concordia Language Villages’ Mission and the CLVWay. Plenary session (≈100 participants), Multi-Village Orientation, Bemidji, MN.

Using English Language Test Score Reports to Inform Placement, Curriculum, and Accommodations for English Language Learners. Co-presentation with Educational Testing Service at the 2014 TABS (The Association of Boarding Schools) Conference, Washington, DC.

Multi-Village Orientation Workshop: Making it cool to speak the target language. Concordia Language Villages.

SIOP Model: Grade-Level Content for Everyone. Faculty Meeting presentation, North Country School.

Supporting International and ESL Students. Presentation during faculty orientation, North Country School.

Multi-Village Orientation Workshop: Authenticity at CLV: What is it? Do we need it? How do we represent cultures that are not our own? Collaboration with Bailey Pickens, Concordia Language Villages.

Breakfast Special: Does Adopting a New Name Actually Promote Language Learning? Short presentation to all employees at orientation, Concordia Language Villages.

Multi-Village Orientation Workshop: Villagers [students] as Researchers: Reflecting and Building Community, Concordia Language Villages.

What’s in a Name? Learning about Personal Growth at Camp through Participatory Research. Presentation and poster at the American Camp Association Camp Research Symposium, Atlanta, GA.

A Participatory Inquiry Into Japanese Name Use, Language Learning, and Identity Development. Whitten Award recipient presentation, SLS Thursday Brownbag Lecture Series, UH-Mānoa Department of Second Language Studies.

Problem-Posing with Codes for ESL: LGBTQ Bullying–Is “It Gets Better” Good Enough?  Presentation to the University of Hawaiʻi Language Teacher Development Group, Honolulu, HI.

What Happens when “Jane” Becomes “Hanako”? Immersion Students’ Perspectives on Using L2 Names. Poster Session, American Association for Applied Linguistics 2011 Conference, Chicago.  (Travel supported by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Graduate Student Organization.)

Advanced Japanese online: development, implementation and effectiveness of the course. Paper presentation (with Dr. Yumiko Tateyama and Sennei Kou), 2011 Association of Teachers of Japanese Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.  Submitted for publication in the conference proceedings.

SLSSA Technology Workshop: Zotero and Prezi.  Training workshop for students and faculty, UH-Mānoa Department of Second Language Studies (offered in spring and fall).

Learner-Centered from Day One. Practical Workshop, 2011 Hawaiʻi TESOL Conference, Brigham Young University-Hawaiʻi.

Multi-Village Orientation Workshop: Stronger Soap Operas through Scaffolding and Schemas, Concordia Language Villages. (repeated in 2011)

Multi-Village Orientation Workshop: Embedding our values in language instruction: using ‘quests’ to go deeper (collaboration with Ying Hu, UH-Mānoa), Concordia Language Villages.

“Intertextuality at Immersion Camp: Counselors’ Use of Shared Knowledge to Scaffold Nightly Skits”, 14th Annual Graduate Student Conference of the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. (also presented at SLS Thursday Lecture Series, UH-Mānoa Department of Second Language Studies)

Multi-Village Orientation Workshop: Teaching Reading and Writing in Non-Roman Scripts, Concordia Language Villages.

Multi-Village Orientation Workshop: Social Dynamics, Identity, and Community at CLV, Concordia Language Villages.

Multi-Village Orientation Workshop: Sociolinguistics at CLV: Why won’t they speak the target language and what can I do about it?, Concordia Language Villages.

Computer Skills
Office and design software: Google Apps for Education; Prezi cloud-based presentation software; Canva; Microsoft Office
Websites and social media: WordPress, Wikispaces, Facebook Pages, Twitter
Artistic and audiovisual: iMovie, VoiceThread, Comic Life, Audacity, basic photo editing
Academic and technical: Google Classroom, LimeSurvey, Zotero
Basic wireless network setup, Mac troubleshooting

Practical Skills—Specialized Equipment
Health and Safety: Wilderness First Aid (valid through August 2018), American Heart Association CPR/AED (valid through August 2018), backboarding training (land and water), 12-passenger van and 15-passenger activity bus driving training
Outdoor/Farm Education: basic farm animal and horse care, canoeing, portaging, and safe loading of canoe trailers, high and low elements challenge course training, camping and party tent setup, Leave No Trace procedures
Art-related: Clay mixing equipment, electric pottery kilns, small and large power tools, hand tools, jeweler’s torch operation, basic sewing machine skills, manually-controlled lithography and relief-printing presses, cabinet sandblaster operation. Art Materials Safety Training completed.
Other: Commercial dishwashers, credit card machines, laminating and bookbinding machines, rotating-drum composter operation

English (native language)
French (advanced academic and professional proficiency; ACTFL Superior OPI rating)
Japanese (strong conversational ability, intermediate reading/writing; passed JLPT N2)
Spanish (some conversational ability, intermediate reading ability)

Other Interests
Contradancing, Japanese soran dancing, and Zumba; knitting, quilting, beading, and crafts; vegetarian/vegan cooking and baking; poi-spinning and fire arts; singing and music; ukulele (participated in world record attempt for largest ukulele ensemble); nature and wild foods; metalsmithing, pottery, and fine arts (watercolors featured on new North Country School stationery, fall 2015); ropes courses, New Games, and outdoor education; reading; downhill skiing; geocaching and travel