Being a person of culture/color who has worked as a versatile Special Education Teacher with focus on individual student needs across academia and social and emotional development for thirteen years. I have personal, lived experiences as a child who had to navigate the education system in unique ways, due to my own struggles in school. I am a very empathetic person who understands that school can be a difficult and painful experience for our children who receive specialized services and come from marginalized communities where their needs are not always acknowledged.
I have many years of personal learning and classroom experience in accommodating and creating in design and implementation of hands-on lessons, visual supports, and catering to diverse learning abilities. I am proficient in employing constant communication, patience, and positive reinforcement in team efforts todeliver exceptional educational tools, fostering academic achievement for our deserving scholars.
I am a prompt, detailed, and organized special education teacher and person. I am successful at providing classroom and emotional structure for special needs children required to flourish in academic setting. I am currently certified and licensed in Minnesota, and recognized as highly qualified educator. I am also continuing my education to obtain more special education licensures in order to enhance and increase my personal learning to better meet the needs of my scholars. Finally, I coordinate, collaborate, and problem solve well with general education, EL, intervention, and related service providers, as well as support staff and administrators to support our learners that have many various needs.
Orton-Gillingham Reading Certification
Wilson Reading System (WRS) Certification
Licensed K-12 Special Education Teacher
As a transracial Korean adoptee, Minnesota has over 20,000 Korean people who were adopted as infants, children, and adolescents. Over 220,000 Korean children were adopted to North America, Europe, and Australia. I work with other transracial adoptees on reforming adoption laws in Korea, as there is much corruption in the adoption system and practices. We advocate for the basic human rights (access to birth certificates, birth histories, paperwork, family histories, treatment and practices of adopted children when in the foster care system and after being placed with predominately white families, etc.), raising awareness and creating supports and organizations to address addiction and mental health needs that the majority of adopted people live with, due to familiar separation and trauma, and supporting those in our community during this pandemic (mentally, financially, etc.) I have also been published in a book of collective works with Asian adoptees and Asian Americans; it is called Asian American Anthology: I am American, Too! Four of my writing pieces were published in this anthology. We wrote and published our stories and lived experiences as Asian adoptees and Asian Americans in the midst of the global pandemic and during the height of racism, xenophobia, and violence towards Asian Americans. As of May 27th, 2021, our published work was rated 4 out of 100 on Amazon Kindle in the genre of Sociology of Race Relations.
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