Teacher Information

Mrs. Yumi Franklin



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 fifth year at THS and fourth 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 18 year-old Freshman at Colby College and a 21 year-old son 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 (GBHS-Distance Learning)
    Period 2: Japanese 1 (GBHS-Distance Learning)
    Period 3: Conference
    Period 4: Japanese 1
    Period 5: Japanese 1
    Period 6: Japanese 2
    Period 7: Japanese 3 Pre-AP & 4 AP 
  • Tutorials 

    Bush HS (By appointment only)
    Travis HS (PM only) 
    Thursday: 2:50 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Friday: 2:50 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Other days/time by appointment only 
    Phone # 281-634-7000