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 an 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 a Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Studies.

I have teaching experience in Japan, at Clements HS (Clinical Teaching Practicum), and in Houston ISD. This is my nineth year at THS and eighth year at GBHS (this year back to in classroom!). I really enjoy teaching and learning with my students every day.

In my free time, I love watching soccer with my family. I am a big soccer fan and a soccer mom! I have 2 sons, a 22 year-old Super Senior at college playing soccer and a 25 year-old son, who is a soccer coach at a competitive soccer club.

I also enjoy cooking (80% of my cooking is Japanese food, of course! I LOVE Japanese food!).

I look forward to making this year a great year with all of you!


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

Teacher Schedule

  • Period 1: Japanese 2 (GBHS)
    Period 2: Japanese 1 (GBHS)
    Period 3: Travel
    Period 4: Japanese 3 AAC & 4 AP
    Period 5: Conference
    Period 6: Japanese 2
    Period 7: Japanese 1
  • Tutorials   

    Thursday & Friday: 2:50 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
    Any other day/time (for GBHS any day in the morning) available with appointment.