Jodi has been teaching Spanish for 4 years at the middle and high school levels. By a grand stroke of luck, Jodi was introduced to OWL early in her first year teaching when she realized that students were assessing well on traditional tests, but felt fearful to produce language and make mistakes. She attended an OWL workshop and knew that the proficiency classroom was what she had been seeking but didn’t know how to implement. She returned from that first workshop energized and hopeful, and has not looked back since. She is passionate about proficiency, the OWL methodology, and continuing the journey.
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Jodi now teaches on a military base near Tokyo, Japan. When she isn’t teaching, she enjoys traveling with her husband, exploring different gastronomies, and quilting.