Hitomi MeyerHitomi Meyer was born and raised in Fukui prefecture, and moved to South Jersey in 2012. She teaches Japanese to children at the Japanese Language School of Philadelphia, and has been teaching Japanese at the JASGP since the summer of 2013. Prior to moving to the United States, she taught care work and social work at Fukui Medical Welfare University. Here is Meyer-sensei’s message for people interested in Japanese:

私は4年間日本での教員経験があり、今年の4月からは日本語補習校で国語と算数を教えています。教員という仕事がとても好きで、生徒と共に楽しみながら学ぶ事にやりがいを感じています。これから皆さんと一緒に日本語を学べる事を楽しみにしています。

I’ve been teaching for over four years in Japan, and since this April I have been teaching Japanese and math at the Japanese Language School of Philadelphia. I really love being a teacher, and I believe that being able to enjoy the learning process along with my students is very important. I’m looking forward to helping you study Japanese!