Third Grade Teachers

YI HUANG

Hello Families and Guardians,

My name is Yi Huang and I immigrated to the United States in my teenage years. I attended Francisco Middle School, George Washington High School in SFUSD and then completed my bachelor's degree at San Diego State University. Recently, I obtained a Master of Arts in Elementary Education and Multiple Subject Credential with bilingual authorization from San Francisco State University. I am fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Prior to joining the CIS family, I worked as a summer camp counselor in Japan and Italy. This unique experience abroad established my love of working with children. I worked as an Afterschool Site Coordinator at Chinese Education Center (now called Edwin and Anita Lee Newcomer School), where I discovered my passion of working with elementary students and therefore continued along this career path.

Besides teaching, I enjoy exploring nature, traveling, and crafting. I believe teaching is a rewarding profession that is filled with endless a-ha moments and sparkling eyes when curiosity ignites. I look forward to being a part of the CIS family!

MAY LIANG

I was born and raised in San Francisco and am a product of SFUSD’s public school system. I attended Miraloma Elementary, Aptos Middle, and Lowell High. Growing up with immigrant parents meant learning Chinese was not optional for me. My sisters and I were expected to know English but also master Chinese. My parents relied on us to be their translators because they did not speak or read English, so the only language allowed to be spoken at home was Chinese. Learning Chinese seemed like a chore when I was young, but as I got older, I felt accomplished for knowing another language. In high school, I took Mandarin Chinese because I wanted to understand the main dialect spoken in China. My interest in learning Chinese grew as I went on to college majoring in Chinese. I am fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

I have been volunteering and student teaching at CIS since 2011 and am very excited to OFFICIALLY be a part of this great family!

JESSICA TSE

I was born and raised in the beautiful city of San Francisco. I come from a family of 6 people and I am the second oldest out of 4 children. I attended Gordon J. Lau Elementary (known as Commodore Stockton Elementary when I was in attendance), Marina Middle School, Lowell High School, and San Francisco State University. I graduated with BA in Liberal Studies and Chinese Language (Mandarin). I re-entered San Francisco State University for a Post-BA to complete the Elementary Education plus Multiple Subjects Credential program and take a test to qualify to teach in Cantonese Chinese. So I am multiple subjects credentialed with authorization to teach in Cantonese and Mandarin.

I am fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Tai-Sanese (the dialect of my parents). I enjoy listening to music, trying new restaurants, am interested in the culinary arts, and I love mathematics. I love working with kids and watching them grow over the course of a school year, reflecting back on how each student has changed from the beginning of school until the end. I am super excited for the new school year and look forward to having your child in my classroom if I am fortunate enough to have him or her.