Fourth Grade Teachers

LIXI HUANG

I was born and grew up in the beautiful southern city of Guangzhou, China. My mother and fa- ther labored arduously to send me to college at a very young age. I was so proud to be able to go to college because at that time many did not have the opportunity. I quickly discovered I had an enormous passion for learning. I was very dedicated to my studies, and my instructors and professors at the university took notice of my exceptional dedication. I was soon offered a posi- tion as an associate professor teaching literature in the college. I am gifted with a special pas- sion for learning, and I am always looking for the most advanced knowledge even if it's not easy.

I shared my passion for learning with my students, and still to this day I receive correspondence from them. I now feel it is an honor to bring my passion and dedication for learning to the United States. I am excited to be a second grade teacher at Chinese Immersion School at De Avila. I can share my gifts and tal- ents with the students and together we can create a better and more responsible world for all. I hope my efforts will leave a positive and lasting influence on our community.

In my spare time, I love to exercise. My favorite sports are badminton, tennis, Ping-Pong and hiking. I also love calligraphy and hope to share this hobby with our students!

BOBBY DULAI

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Ms. Bobby Dulai. I recently moved to San Francisco (again) from Los Angeles, where I taught 5th grade for many years at a high performing elementary school in Bel-air. I come to CIS with 13 colorful years of teaching experience both in middle and elementary school. I was born and raised in Texas, and I completed my undergraduate studies at Texas A & M, and my masters at San Francisco State University. I enjoy reading, running half marathons, finding a great latte, spending time with my family, and exploring new cities through travel.

My philosophy of teaching is that all children can learn if given the right opportunities. I strive to provide an atmosphere that is safe, encouraging and full of chances for discovery, growth and practice. I have high expectations for all of my students because I believe that if I set the bar high, students will reach for it. I am aware that each child enters the classroom with unique experiences, backgrounds, talents and skills. I do my best to meet each child where they are and challenge them to grow to the next level of development.

Lastly, I want you to know I love my profession and I care very much for your child. My main interest is to do what is best for them. I look forward to getting to know both you and your child as we learn and grow together throughout the semester! Please feel free to contact me at anytime, I am here for you.

RUIHONG PAN

Greetings! My name is Ruihong Pan. I was born and raised in Guangzhou (Canton). Cantonese is my first language to speak. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in Education Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I come to CIS with high school teaching experience and some elementary classroom experience in a supporting role. I enjoy spending time with my family, doing outdoor activities, traveling, and exploring new adventures.

I believe engagement is a significant element of learning. I strive to build an engaging community with my students that is safe and fun. I will try my best to accommodate different needs of my students. When they are ready, I would also like to challenge my students a bit and encourage them to go beyond their comfort zone. Aside from our academic progress, I believe it is my job to help my students develop good learning habits. Learning is a lifetime process of keeping abreast of change, and I hope they can develop good learning habits in my classroom.

Let’s learn and grow together with them!