Kumiko Sakamoto

PAAS Program: World Languages: JapaneseTitle: Japanese InstructorContact Email:
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/japaneseteachersreadingresorce/

Kumiko Sakamoto enjoys teaching Japanese in our World Languages program. She has been teaching Japanese, from beginner to advanced, as well as AP Japanese Language and Culture. She has been a Japanese Instructor at the Menlo Faculty Menlo School Atherton, CA. since 1996. Kumiko has also taught in the SILC program at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA, and was a teaching assistant at SFSU, San Francisco. She previously taught at the Golden Gate Institute, San Francisco.

Professional Background:

– M.A., Japanese emphasis in teaching, San Francisco State University
– Member: ACTFUL and CLTA
– AP Reader for the College Board and Educational Testing Service 2007-2016, College Board


– Received the Arriaga Award for Outstanding Educator, 2000 Menlo School
– Received the Japanese Education Project Grant for the development of digital reading materials in 2016-2018 Japan Foundation