PortfolioGen Profile for Patricia Keister

  • PortfolioGen Member Since 2018

I have lived and taught in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for the past six years and have just begun my seventh school year here as an early childhood educator. 

It is my goal to make every child in my class feel safe, valued, and confident to explore and discover new ideas. 

I believe in being a life-long learner and am always trying to improve and better my teaching through further education, professional development opportunities, or self-conducted research. 

Work Experience
  • Preschool/Kindergarten Teacher
    Aug 2015 - Present
    Vietnam Australia International School
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Teaching preschool/kindergarten to ESL learners. Preschool uses EYFS curriculum. Kindergarten uses the Cambridge Curriculum Year 1.

  • Kindergarten/ Grade 4 Teacher
    Jul 2012 - Jul 2015
    Schools of North America
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Head teacher for grades Kindergarten and Grade 4. Students were primarily ESL learners. Taught using U.S. Common Core standards for Math and Language Arts, California State Standards for Science, and AERO Standards for Social Studies.

  • Teach-Now Graduate School of Education
    Jul 2017 - Sep 2018
    Degree: Master in Education/ Globalization and Education
    GPA: 3.8
  • Emmanuel College
    Sep 2007 - May 2011
    Degree: Bachelor of Arts/International Studies
    GPA: 3.8
Academic Goals
  • Finish my masters degree in Globalization and Education