Mr. Kleinkopf has been teaching Japanese at Boulder High School since 1994. Before coming to Boulder High, he lived in Japan for several years where he worked for a textbook publishing company. He earned his Ph.D. in Japanese language and literature in 2005. During his career, Mr. Kleinkopf has served on various national and district committees, including terms on the National Japanese AP Exam Development Committee and the National SAT II Japanese Development Committee. He is passionate about teaching and strives to give his students a deep appreciation and understanding of Japanese language and culture through engaging and fun activities.