Title: Adjunct Faculty, TESOL and English
Started at Calvary: May 2021
Professional Information: B.A. (English), Hannibal-LaGrange University, 2007; M.A. (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages/Linguistics), Ball State University, 2012.
Favorite aspect of teaching at Calvary: I am just starting this year, so not quite sure yet. I would probably say the people. I have always worked in secular schools, so I think that working with people who share my beliefs is going to be very refreshing and yet stretching.
Favorite class to teach: As I have not yet taught any, I am unsure as to what will be my favorite, but I think that teaching curriculum design will be the class that I learn the most from.
Originally from: Everywhere! Born in the US, raised in Ecuador, most recently lived in Japan.
Favorite memory as a Calvary student: Getting the Harley Davidson questions right in Dr. Bitner’s history class even though I knew nothing about motorcycles.
How did past ministry/professional experience lead to your position at Calvary: My parents both attended Calvary before becoming missionaries in Ecuador, and when I attended Calvary for a year my parents were missionaries in residence, so I have a lot of fond memories and contacts in the area. When my career goals changed because of COVID closing down options, I started looking for alternatives and checked on Calvary’s website and saw that I might fit one of their needs in the area of TESOL instruction.