I am an Intensive English Program instructor at the University of Northern Colorado. I am passionate about integrating critical thinking and other 21st century skills into my classes in order to hold my students' interest in learning Academic English. I try to challenge them in sneaky ways so that they are unaware of how hard they worked to create and use authentic English.
I am grateful for the opportunity to work with such a wonderful group of colleagues. The coordinator of the program works tirelessly to assist us and the students, and her love for her job shows in everything she does at UNC. Our director is also incredible because she is always willing to listen to our difficulties and offer her wisdom. I am so fortunate to work with both of these women so early in my career because it has allowed me the freedom to try new techniques without worrying about failure.