I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, where my parents continue to work as missionaries. I was blessed to attend a Christian international school nearby our home and I graduated high school there. After graduating, I studied at Trinity Western University, living on campus and leading several discipleship and ministry groups there. Currently I live in Surrey, B.C., although I often fly back to Japan during summers and Christmas breaks with my sister who also lives in Canada. In my spare time, I enjoy making music, playing the flute, piano, guitar, and ukelele (to name a few instruments!). I still enjoy being a part of Trinity Western’s orchestra where I play the flute.
I earned my Bachelor of Education at Trinity Western, where I also minored in Music and Special Education. After graduating I worked in the Langley School District as a Teacher on Call for a couple months. During that time I also substitute taught at Delta Christian School. I have been blessed with the unique opportunity to have taught all the students at DCS in those short couple months as I covered classes from K-7 as well as French and Music! It has been a privilege to get to know the students at DCS and I am excited to be working here full time in the fall.
Even at a young age I realized what a privilege it was to grow up in the Christian school system. I enjoyed being able to participate in chapel, play worship music, and learn about God and His Word not just in Bible class, but through the guidance of all my teachers. I have always been passionate about the Christian school system and desired to work at a Christian school. My hope is that the students I teach and interact with will not only learn the content of the curriculum, but will strive after God and walk in His will for them. I hope that they will take what they have learned and go out as ambassadors, impacting the world for Christ.