はじめまして！・Hajimemashite! ・ Let me introduce myself!My name is Amy Troeger, or “Troeger-sensei,” and I began teaching Japanese at Dewey in fall 2015. I have a degree in Japanese Language & Literature and Education from Washington University. My student teaching in 2009 included some time at Dewey helping develop a short introductory Japanese curriculum for a portion of students, which I now have the privilege to continue as a licensed teacher.
From 2009-2011 I taught English in Japan to elementary and junior high school students on the JET Program. I have also taught Japanese to students ages 8-18 at the language immersion summer camp Mori no Ike through Concordia Language Villages. I also spent a few years working at a Japanese company in Los Angeles, California so I can also share firsthand with my students some of the career opportunities that come from speaking another language!
I am always thrilled to see the excitement and insights my students bring to their understanding of Japanese language and culture! I have provided some resources in the menu to the left to help them keep up and advance their skills.
During the 2020 COVID-19 quarantine, I will be posting assignments on the tab to the left as well as on the Microsoft Teams page for each grade level.
5th grade Japanese
4th grade Japanese
3rd grade Japanese
2nd grade Japanese (Ms. McGraw's class)
1st grade Japanese (Ms. Cush's class)
Kindergarten Japanese (Ms. Brown's class)
PK Japanese (Ms. Holmes's class)
My virtual office hours are 10 am-12 pm weekdays. Additionally, you may reach out to me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.