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I was a speech and language therapist for over 24 years in Claiborne County schools (as well as employed by Knox County Schools, Knoxville, TN) My teaching experience included working with children ages 2 through age 19 for speech and language rehabilitation. My experience includes speech and language therapy one-on-one as well as in small groups.
I retired in 2003 as a speech therapist and completed over 100 hours training/student teaching at "The Tennessee Foreign Language Institute" downtown Nashville, TN in 2004. On completion, I volunteered as an ESL instructor with a student working on her high school diploma and American citizenship as well as helping her strengthen her social English skills. I also taught English to several Hispanic moms enrolled in a Title One government funded parenting class one night a week in 2004.
At the end of 2004, I worked at Lincoln Memorial University with groups of Japanese high school students who were enrolled in a high school English program for three semesters 2004-2006. I was a contractual/salaried teacher of rotating ESL classes including the teaching of reading/listening/conversation to groups of 12-15 Japanese students for 5 days per week for 7 weeks. I taught an average of 65 students per day for one hour sessions. My final two semesters at LMU included the organization of a church banquet for a high school student at the end of their stay before returning to Japan. I also orchestrated social interactions between Japanese students and local high school students during my church's planned youth activities one night a week. My family and I were actively involved in keeping small groups of Japanese students for "Home Stay" during their 7-10 week semesters for over 10 years. These home-stays were designed to strengthen conversational English while socially interacting with English speaking families.
I have experience in teaching third and fourth graders at a local Baptist church for over 6 years. I was also mission leader of girls ages 6-12 for over 8 years. I taught adult bible study for 5 years in a local Baptist church. My experience includes over 45 years in bible reading/study.
I was a speech and hearing therapist in TN. school systems for over 24 years. My caseload included hard of hearing students. My undergrad degree from U.T. Knoxville, TN. included aural communication skill hours. I taught listening skills at LMU with KANTO Japan international high school students for 6 semesters.
I have a B.S. in Speech and Hearing from the Univ. of TN. in Knoxville, TN. I had to take phonetics/phonics as part of the curriculum. I have over 25 years experience as a certified speech therapist. I spent many hours in remediation of speech handicapps that involved the use/knowledge of phonics.
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