My name is Shirley Li. I am going to be your child’s first grade teacher this year! I am so excited that your child is going to be in my class!!
I am a graduate from Xinjiang Agriculture University in China. I came to the US in 1995. My Chinese teaching experience started shortly after and was uninterrupted ever since. I have lived in Colorado for 15 years and love it! I have 20 years experience working with primary school aged children. I am one of the first Immersion Chinese Program teachers in Colorado at Denver International School. This is my 4th full year of teaching in DLS! I enjoy working with children and helping them reach for their dreams through their education. I believe every child should be valued and treated with respect. An education should empower a child and help him or her make a positive contribution to our world.
My husband and I have a beautiful family of two sons. I love spending time with my family and husband. In my spare time I like to shop, go to the mountains, cook, and read.
My TA Yi Zhang is a professional Mandarin teacher and has rich teaching experience and wonderful experiences in language education during the last four years. She has a strong educational background related to teaching Mandarin as a second language. She has two Bachelor’s Degrees respectively in English Art and Chinese Art. She also got her Master’s Degree in Chinese Linguistic from Suzhou University which is a key University in China.
First grade is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning. We are looking forward to a very exciting and productive year working with your child. We will strive each day to make learning a fun and enriching process for your child. However, we need your help in making this year as successful as it can be! We believe that we are all a team working together to help your child develop emotionally and academically. You are the most important person in your child’s life and you are also a teacher in your child’s life. We know if we work together and communicate, your child will have a very successful year! Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have during the year. We can be reached at 303-557-0852 or firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Shirley Li and Yi Zhang