Teacher Information



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Studies

Mrs. Yumi Franklin


I am a native Japanese speaker. I was born and raised in the Kanto area of Japan. I attended a boarding high school in England for 4 years and received IB education. I then went back to Japan and attended Sophia University (じょうちだいがく 上智大学)in Tokyo, where I received Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Studies.

I have teaching experiences in Japan, at Clements HS (Clinical Teaching Practicum), and in Houston ISD. This is my seventh year at THS and sixth year at GBHS (Distance Learning classes only). I really enjoy teaching and learning with my students every day.

At free time I love watching soccer with my family. I am a big soccer fan and a soccer mom! I have 2 sons, a 20 year-old Junior at Colby College in Maine state and a 23 year-old son operating his own business as well as pursiung his dream to inspire young people in fitness and soccer.

We love animals and we have 2 big dogs (いぬ) and 1 cat (ねこ).


Please visit Schoology for your Japanese course from the link below! You can find all the information (lessons, resources, assignments, and etc) you need there.

Teacher Schedule

  • Period 1: Japanese 2 (Hybrid - Online GBHS & In Person THS)
    Period 2: Japanese 1 (Hybrid - Online GBHS & In Person THS)
    Period 3: Japanese 2
    Period 4: Japanese 3 Pre-AP & 4 AP
    Period 5: Conference
    Period 6: Japanese 1
    Period 7: Japanese 1
  • Tutorials 

    In Person (For Travis HS students)
    Tuesday: 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Thursday: 2:50 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
    Online (TEAMS meeting for Bush HS students) are also available with appointment.