1. How did you come to GPA?
After teaching in a hag-won for 2 years, I was looking to move to a traditional school position, and I liked the idea of a small international school. I saw an ad for this job online and decided to apply!
2. Where did you graduate from?
I went to the University of South Florida, in Tampa. Go Bulls!
3. How is Korea and do you plan to stay here?
I like a lot of things about Korea, especially the good and cheap public transportation, the amazing food delivery system, and the cherry blossoms in the spring. I’m not sure how much longer I will stay in Korea after this year, because I want to live in other places around the world, too. But for now, I’m happy here.
4. What made you teach ESL and are there any tips to teaching?
I decided to teach ESL because this way I can do two things I love: help other people learn, and travel. As for teaching tips, I like this quote by a librarian named John Cotton Dana: “Who dares to teach, must never cease to learn.”
5. Do you have a message for the ESL students that you are teaching now?
Do your homework!! (Just kidding.) I hope you will all work to be good students by following the three R’s: respectful, responsible, and resourceful. I also hope that you can find fun in learning.
6. How is your family relationship?
I’m an only child, and I’m pretty close to my parents. I usually talk to them on Face Time once a week. I also have a dog, named Marcie, and she’s my baby!
7. Do you look forward to GPA?
Yes, definitely! It’s been nice getting to know the students and teachers, and I hope we all have a great semester together.
8. What are your future plans?
I plan to keep on teaching and traveling as long as I can!
This was our new ESL teacher, Ms. Bowles! I hope everyone could get a chance to know here and thank you for Taking your time with the interview!!