Jaeyoung (Luis) will be graduating this Spring with a Masters in Bilingual Education from the Simmons School of Education. He is originally from South Korea but he grew up
in Asunción, Paraguay which he remembers fondly: “Having been raised in a dual-language environment at home and at school in Asunción, Paraguay gave me an unique perspective into the inner workings of the language acquisition process similar to what many of my bilingual students go through every day.” Jaeyoung believes that his last two years at SMU’s Simmons School of Education has been one of the most fruitful and enriching years of his academic life: “I had great professors and excellent mentors, not to mention gifted and inspiring colleagues and professionals involved one way or another in education. SMU tends to attract the best of the very best. It’s really a very talented group. At SMU, you will expect rigorous academic work, educators committed to high-quality teaching, and instruction based on evidence-based research. Professors at SMU constitute a very special group. They will welcome you into the profession as colleagues and be willing to go the extra mile for you.”
Jaeyoung Luis was recently been accepted as a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Cincinnati, in Cincinnati, Ohio. “While I feel sad to be leaving SMU, I will cherish my two years at SMU with great fondness. I am ready for the next chapter in my academic career and I will be taking what I learned here to my home state of Ohio.” Jaeyoung graduated from the University of Cincinnati with degrees in Spanish Literature and Economics (high honors). He is currently finishing his last year of teaching Garland ISD as a math and science teacher.