Educator & Writer
The following information is for fulfillment of Edu 4113 course for Notre Dame de Namur’s Single-Subject Credential program.
About Me Prezi.
My education philosophy combines the thoughts of educators such as John Dewey, Paulo Freire and Josephine Duveneck. I am firmly rooted in the progressive education model and I have taught a wide range of students from primary to secondary school. The following quotes summarize my beliefs:
“No pedagogy which is truly liberating can remain distant from the oppressed by treating them as unfortunates and by presenting for their emulation models from among the oppressors. The oppressed must be their own example in the struggle for their redemption” (Freire, 1970, p. 54)
“We can be forgiven our orderliness, but never: the taming of the free spirit of inquiry, nor the loss of enthusiasm, nor the dimming of the vital spark of faith in our free ideals.” (Josephine Whitney Duveneck)
I believe technology can be infused into education to create 21st Century learners who are well-versed in a variety of modes of technology as both producers and consumers.
I have worked for nine summers teaching high school students global studies, journalism and media studies through the National Student Leadership Conference on Journalism and Mass Communication.
From 2008-2009 I was a Fulbright Fellow in Hamburg, Germany where I worked as an English Teaching Assistant for students in first to fourth standard at Schule an der Gartenstadt.
I taught English to classes in fourth to sixth grade at Druk Padma Karpo School in Shey, Ladakh and most recently I taught a summer course and assisted with with essay writing for students in fifth to eighth grade at Peninsula School, in Menlo Park, CA.
Teaching & Research Experience:
Peninsula School, Assistant Teacher in Seventh Grade and K-1, Menlo Park, Calif. (September to June 2013-14)
Peninsula Summer School, Head Teacher for Summer Journalism and Summer Art and Clay, Menlo Park, Calif. (July-August 2012)
Stanford University, Research Assistant for Abraham D. Sofaer, Hoover Institution Palo Alto, Calif. (January to September 2012)
Pitzer College, Research Assistant for Joe Parker, Professor of Intercultural Studies
Claremont, Calif. (March 2011-September 2012)
Peninsula School, Assistant Teacher, Upper School, 5th to 8th Grade
Menlo Park, Calif. (January-August 2012)
Druk Padma Karpo Institute, Teacher, English
Shey, Ladakh, India (September-December 2011)
National Student Leadership Conference Journalism & Mass Communication, Program Director, Washington, DC (Summers, 2003-2011)