Virginia Department of Education, Certified Teacher - Endorsement English, 2016-2020                                                        



George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 2017 (pending)

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Education English


The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 2008

Master of Fine Arts in Theater, Concentration: Playwriting, Minor: Screenwriting


George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 2003

Bachelor of Arts in Communication



  • Bilingual in Korean and English. Conversational proficiency in Spanish.
  • 2 years of team teaching as the Gen Ed teacher with a Special Ed teacher.
  • Plays presented in VA, MD, DC, NY, TX, OK, MN, and WI.



Thoreau Middle School (Vienna, VA) - Teacher, 8th English, Aug 2015 - present

  • Teaches 8th grade: 2 sections of Honors and 3 sections of team-taught SPED
  • Works with English teachers to create engaging lesson plans and assessments that comply with VA Standards of Learning
  • Conducts in school and after-school remediation for Reading SOL prep
  • Professional Development: Project Based Learning, Highly Engaged Learners 1, Winter AAP Institute, and Great Beginnings
  • Sponsors Thoreau’s Creative Writing Club and Literary Arts Magazine
  • Maintains positive, open, and frequent communication with parents and guardians


South County Middle School (Lorton, VA) - Student Teacher, 8th English, Jan 2015 - May 2015

  • Created unit plan based on Ayn Rand’s novel, Anthem, and taught Multi Genre Research Paper to 60 AAP students
  • Taught Fishbowl Discussion to 50 Gen Ed students using To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Taught reading strategies to 11 students in the Reading Remedial Program


The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) - Instructor, Aug 2008 - May 2009

  • Taught 2 undergraduate courses: Intro to Playwriting (15 students) and Acting I (24 students)
  • Graded written assignments and performances


The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX) - Teaching Assistant, Aug 2007 - May 2008

  • Assisted professor in an undergraduate course, Playwriting III, and a graduate course, Monday Night Lab


Manassas City Public Schools (Manassas, VA) - Substitute Teacher, Sep 1996 - Feb 1997

  • Instructed K-12 students in various subjects     



Rainbow Academy (Burke, VA) - Tutor, Dec 2014 - May 2015

  • Tutored and mentored students ages 6-9 in English and Korean
  • Created age-appropriate mini-writing lessons for students


Columbia College Chicago (Chicago, IL) - Counseling Associate, Dec 2009 - Jan 2015

  • Processed applications for undergrad admissions
  • Advised prospective student callers and parents on application process



Yusef Azimi

Principal, Thoreau MS (FCPS)




Fran Furr

Asst Principal, Thoreau MS (FCPS)




Louisa McClanahan

Special Education Teacher, Thoreau MS