Second Grade Teachers

AMY CHOW

My name is Amy Chow and I am so glad that I can work at CIS @ DeAvila. I was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to San Francisco with my family at the age of 10. Since I was young I’ve always worked with children. I’ve been a tutor, summer camp counselor and children ministry director. I graduated from San Francisco State University with Liberal Studies and a bilingual teaching credential. Despite coming to the States at a young age, I was able to continue to be fluent in Cantonese because I often use it with family and friends.

My teaching philosophy is that every child should be given an opportunity to learn happily and safely in school. Seeing children learn, engage, interact with others and grow is a joyful process and I am so glad that I can be part of their life. Nothing can be compared to how pure and innocent children are.

Now, I am a mother of 3 children and always aim for a work life balance. I hope to continue my long journey in education with a healthy mindset.  I welcome all comments, as that’s how I can also improve professionally. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need to.

MAY HY

I am the youngest of four and was born and raised in San Francisco. I went to Daniel Webster Elementary School, Francisco Middle School and Galileo Academy of Science and Technolo- gy. Furthermore, I went to Central Chinese High School in America five days a week right after regular school. I attended the University of California, Davis and graduated with a BA in Human Development as well as a minor in Education.

I have a passion for teaching and have always wanted to educate young students. I have worked with infants, toddlers and preschool children. I had the wonderful opportunity to work in West Portal Elementary School’s GLO program and as an intern at West Portal Elementary School’s Chinese Immersion Program where I was able to learn and gain many valuable lessons.

I enjoy watching Korean shows and am really interested in the Korean culture. I like to learn to new languages. In my free time I like staying at home, listening to music, watching television and relaxing!

JANET YU

Hi, my name is Janet Yu and I am very happy to be at Chinese Immersion School to teach Cantonese.  I believe being bilingual will help the children in their future aspirations. I was born and raised in San Francisco and my mother insisted that I go to Chinese school. I’m glad she did because now I love learning languages. In college I double majored in Human Development and Mandarin. Now I can speak three dialects of Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and Toysan). Before becoming a teacher I worked in after school programs and found myself enjoying the creativity behind teaching and creating lesson plans that were meaningful and fun. I especially enjoy teaching reading and writing. That passion has only grown since then. I hope to continue to make a difference in students’ lives and help them love learning as much as much as I love teaching.