Second Grade Teachers

JULIANNE ZHU

Hello to all teachers, staff, parents, students, and visitors. I am very excited to begin my teaching career at CIS in 2018.

I was born in a little town in rural China where I went through formal schooling up until first grade.  I immigrated to San Francisco at the age of six, then after some years finished off high school in the city. I then moved on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese at the University of Washington. It was during my time in college when I rediscovered and reconnected with my Chinese heritage. I have learned to appreciate the benefits of bilingualism and bi-literacy because they allow me to see the world in multiple perspectives. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experiences with my colleagues, students, and their families.

Some of the things I enjoy on the side includes but not limited to: cooking, baking, painting, photography, cats, snacking, and most importantly, sleeping. My interests and hobbies are limitless and always evolving, and I would love to share my hobbies with my students in the classroom. I look forward to a great year!

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.