Helena Shirai has taught German at Boulder High School since 2001, and is a proud graduate of Boulder High ('89). She received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and M.A. in education from Stanford. She spent one year after high school as an exchange student in Germany, and lived in Japan for five years, where she taught English and met her husband. She occasionally teaches Japanese at Boulder High, and has great fondness for both German and Japanese that she shares with her students.