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!
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.
Hello! I was born and raised in San Francisco and have lived in the Bay Area my whole life. I grew up in the SFUSD education system and it is a pleasure to be able to be a part of it in adulthood. I studied education and child development at San Francisco State University and then continued on to their teaching credential program. Prior to becoming a classroom teacher, I spent several years working as a substitute teacher throughout the city, teaching every grade from pre-K through 12th. Since every classroom is different, I feel this experience has benefited me greatly by giving me a variety of teaching strategies to reach students across a broad range of learning needs. Math has always been my favorite subject and I hope to someday pursue a master's degree in mathematics. Additionally, 4th grade has always been my favorite grade to teach. I am therefore so fortunate to be able to be CIS's 4th grade math instructor!
I spent much of my adult life working in my family's bookstore here in San Francisco (the shop specializes in California History, which is a great asset when it comes to teaching Social Studies!). While it was wonderful to work alongside my family for so many years, I came to the realization that I needed something more personally fulfilling in life. In high school, I spent a year volunteering at an elementary school in their after-school program. It was always so rewarding to show up and have 30 kids rush over, excited to see me. That experience planted the seed, so when it was time to switch gears, I knew immediately which direction I wanted to go in.
Outside of teaching, I am a huge music fan. I am always on the lookout for new music to delve into and spend much of my free time with a pair of headphones on. Over the years, I have studied art quite extensively and recently became quite an enthusiast of photography. Also (as I am sure you will hear from your children), I am a HUGE Star Wars fan and love to discuss it with the students I teach!
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