Jayna Hulleman ’13 is an assistant language teacher for the Board of Education in Nankan, Japan. Her duties include co-teaching English to students from fifth to ninth grade and primary teaching to first- through fourth-graders.
Ms. Hulleman creates lessons, games, and demonstrations for the students and supplements their learning by helping them to prepare for English speech contests and by conducting conversation tests.
What have you enjoyed most about your career?
“Working with kids.”
Tips for current Carthage students:
“Learning how to go with the flow is the greatest thing you can have when you’re working with kids. As for Carthage? Find something that makes you happy, just one thing, and don’t let life take it away from you. I got through my thesis entirely because every week without fail I went to the Japanese Club meeting. It was the greatest down time and companionship I had. It was incredibly important to have it.”
Favorite Carthage memories:
“My favorite memories are being with the Carthage Japanese Club, even before it was the actual Carthage Japanese Club and we were ninja-ing around the campus for any available space to meet.”