Director of English as a Second Language Program
Sarah Bjork has recently stepped on board as the Interim Director for the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program at Upper Iowa University, Fayette. Prior to this position, she served for two years as an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher at Lutheran Language Institute, Tokyo, Japan. From her time in Japan, she was inspired to pursue a MA of ESL at Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. As a result of studying and interacting in Japanese on a daily basis for proficiency, Bjork can effectively teach to the nuances of learning a new language. Bjork is excited to build a solid ESL program that will ensure the success of her students in Upper Iowa's undergraduate programs and contribute to Upper Iowa's global vision. Outside of her professional goals, Bjork enjoys spending time with her family and cycling.