Janelle Henderson

IN LAK’ECH - a Mayan poem

Tú eres mi otro yo./ You are my other me.
Si te hago daño a ti,/If I do harm to you,
Me hago daño a mi mismo./I do harm to myself.
Si te amo y respeto,/If I love and respect you,
Me amo y respeto yo./I love and respect myself.

Hello! I am happy you are here :) I am the EL teacher at Diley Middle School. I am new to Pickerington, but not new to teaching ELs - my first job after college was teaching English in a Japanese middle school outside Tokyo! I also worked at Ohio State University for 15 years.

I believe my EL students are so SMART and so COOL - they speak two languages! Have you gone to school in another language? Plus they can tell you about interesting stuff about other cultures and countries!


TESOL Endorsement, Muskingum University
Teaching License, Grades 4-9 ELA and SS, Ashland University
MHRM, The Ohio State University
BA, Ohio Wesleyan University

Additional Information

I love books, soccer, and travel, tacos, Japanese food, and, of course, my students! Since we are in the pandemic, I haven't been able to travel much lately, but please ask me about my Mexican family, my cats, and my latest adventures in trying to cook!