Fifth Grade Teachers


Hello, my name is Teresa Chow. I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Hong Kong.  I completed my undergraduate studies in Business Marketing and got my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in California State University, Pomona.  Several years ago, I received my master degree in education at Concordia University, Irvine. I call San Francisco my home since November 2017.  Prior to moving here and joining CIS, I have taught 4th and 5th grades in the greater Los Angeles area for 17 years.  I have many wonderful memories of doing different projects with my students and also bringing my gifted and talented students to participate in varies Los Angeles County level competitions. I truly enjoy teaching and nurturing young lives. It is such a joy to see children get that sparkles of learning and becoming more mature throughout the years. I am excited in taking on the new challenges in teaching the children and partnering with their parents at Chinese Immersion School.  

When I am not teaching, I like to take photographs, painting, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. I look forward to getting to know both you and your child as we learn and grow together throughout the year!  Please feel free to contact me at anytime through email or in person.


I am Cara Lun, a native Cantonese speaker. I was born and raised in Guangzhou,
 China. Due to my exceptional academic performances in Chinese literacy, my teachers 
encouraged me to tutor my classmates. Therefore, I enjoyed the feeling of teaching.
  When I was a teacher in a Chinese elementary school, I felt honored to be able to 
teach.  From then on, I knew teaching is my life career. This year is my ninth year

As an educator, I believe every child is capable of learning. Hence, my teaching
 philosophy is to create a happy and safe environment for my students. I dedicate my
 time to help children to be actively engaged with school life and enjoy participating in
 age-appropriate activities with me.

I love to spend time traveling around the world and playing board games together with
 my family. It is my greatest honor to join the CIS community. I look forward to building a
 close relationship with you as we work together to ensure your child’s success!


Dear Families, 
One of my favorite things about teaching, is being able to support students into becoming brave, reflective, collaborative, and open-minded individuals. Through my work as a teacher, I aim to help students grow academically, and guide them into becoming thoughtful and kind towards the world. The life of a teacher is a grand adventure, and I am very excited teach many more students over the years to come. 
While I do love to teach, I must say, I also love to eat! Food and happiness work together as one. For me, food is one of those things that warms the soul, no matter what kind of day you are having. 
In all, I am happy to be a teacher. Like food, teaching can be sweet, spicy, and sour at times. However, no matter how a day turns out to be, I know that teaching is what I want to do. Teaching is meaningful work, and I hope to give my students many opportunities to grow closer to becoming the best versions of themselves each day.