Degrees and Certifications:
BA Linguistics - Brigham Young University MA Applied Linguistics - UMASS Boston
This is my 17th year teaching in the United States. I enjoy doing many things, such as playing piano and gardening, but I really like teaching young people languages.
My students succeed in school and in life. They make my job worthwhile. They motivate me to be a better person. They give me hope for the future!
My native language is English, but I also know Japanese, Cape Verde Kriolu, Portuguese, and Spanish. My life has been filled with incredible opportunities to learn languages and connect with people from all over the world.
I am a family man. We are a family of seven. It is crazy, but we find incredible joy in being together.
Mottos for this year:
"Just because I can't do everything doesn't mean I won't do everything I can."
"Hard choices > Easy life. Easy choices > Hard life."