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June 3rd, 2022

Dear K-5 families, 

My name is Ms. Empson. I am very excited to be BFS’s K-5 Kindergarten teacher this year! I want to know ALL about your child, but first, I will tell you a few things about myself. 

I grew up in Charleston, West Virginia. I love to go back to visit and enjoy the Appalachian Mountains! I graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in education and child development. I went on to complete a teacher training program and earned a teaching license in Elementary K-6. 

This is my first year teaching at BFS. I moved to Busan from Istanbul, Turkey, where I taught for six years in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade. I love teaching little learners because of the excitement they bring to learning new things! My interests, aside from education, include exploring new places, improv acting, and learning about the world.

Ms. Ji-Young is our class’s instructional assistant. Busan is her hometown. She has been living in the Philippines for the last 19 years. Ms. Ji-Young enjoys listening to music and watching movies. She is looking forward to working with our class and assisting in the children’s growth through the year.

Our goal is to build a safe and positive learning environment where students can develop a growth mindset to drive their lifelong learning journey. I want to work together as a team to make sure your child is successful this year. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Ms. Empson’s email: rempson@bfs.or.kr 

I’m looking forward to an engaging, challenging, and fun year of learning!

Kind regards,

Rachael Empson

Ms. Empson’s email: rempson@bfs.or.kr

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