Ms. Michelle was born in a sunny college town in South Carolina and raised in Indiana, Seattle, and Seoul. She received a BFA in Film/Animation/Video at the Rhode Island School of Design with a full scholarship and earned an MA in Visual Arts Education at New York University. As she moved back and forth from the United States and Korea, she naturally became open-minded to new experiences and multicultural settings. Prior to teaching, she worked as a translator, animator of an award-winning documentary film, Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?, and a publishing analyst. As the MYP Art/Drama/Design teacher at Korea Foreign School, her past teaching experiences include a broad spectrum of grades and courses, from primary art courses to digital art, art history, and AP courses. Ms. Michelle is passionate about international education and social activism. As an arts educator, she believes in fostering critical thinkers who can make a change in the world through cross-cultural perspectives, critical and creative expressions, and moral courage.
During her free time, Ms. Michelle enjoys listening to music, watching movies, going to exhibitions, painting, running, decorating cookies, and traveling. She hopes to contribute in and out of the KFS community through her diverse experiences and interests.