People are born with curiosity about the world. Learning and teaching should nurture this human quality.
I have a master’s degree in English. Since finishing graduate school, I remain a lifelong learner. To this end, I participate in book discussions with adults. Further, I volunteer in my grandson’s preschool class, gaining a view of early childhood education.
I have been teaching adult students, native- and foreign-born, since the mid-1980s at ITT Technical Institute, National University, Sacramento State Univ., and Sacramento Country Day School. At the latter and Sacramento Waldorf School, I taught students from China, Taiwan and Vietnam. Accordingly, I increased my ESL teaching skills. Lastly, I am an assistant at my grandson’s preschool, entering my second year in Sept. 2014.
I am active in my community on many fronts. One is assisting local feeding programs to raise funds. Another is a grandparents support group for elders rearing their kids’ kids. Finally, I have begun to volunteer with a local church’s youth sports program.