Joe Cho

Master of Arts in Teaching

Joe Cho


Middle School Education, High School Education


Basic Mathematics, Biology, Health

Endorsements (pending)


Teaching Strengths

  • Collaborating with other teachers on lessons and with classroom management
  • Reaching out to a culturally diverse group of students
  • Using literacy in lessons and subject areas that may not be language arts
  • Using a variety of checking for understanding tools


  • Colorado State University, BS (health and exercise science)
  • Willamette University, MAT

Teacher Research Topic

How does playing different genres of music affect student performance in class? The two genres of music are classical, and techno.


Student Teaching

  • Houck Middle School, Salem, Oregon (science)

Practicum Teaching

  • Sprague High School, Salem, Oregon, sports medicine class, unit on nutrition

Other Classroom / Youth Experience:

  • AmeriCorps, Federal Way, Washington: tutor and classroom assistant in AVID classrooms; recruited volunteers for after school programs (November 2008 - July 2010)
  • Tokyo International University of America, Salem, Oregon: assisted students with English grammar, speaking and writing (October 2010 - present)
  • APEX Park and Recreation District, Arvada, Colorado: summer camp co-leader and student monitor (summer 2011)
  • Fort Collins Parks and Recreation, Fort Collins, Colorado: basketball coach for junior high boys and girls (fall 2006 - spring 2008)


Student Teaching Supervisor

  • Judy Short, Houck Middle School, Salem, Oregon

Practicum Supervisor

  • Amy West, Sprague High School, Salem, Oregon

University Supervisor