Recently married in July 2012, I am thrilled to be back in Shenzhen (PRC) with my husband. It’s been a great fourth year at Shekou International School thus far. I have been teaching for ten years with my BA in English from The Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Honors College and my Masters in Education from Wake Forest University. Before Shekou, I was living in Washington, DC and teaching at Langley High School in northern Virginia. I have also taught three summers abroad in various parts of Africa: Mombasa, Kenya; Cape Town, South Africa; and Tema, Ghana. It is the love of challenge, diversity, and travel that keeps me exploring various parts of the world; I look forward to teaching, learning, and continually growing together with the students, parents, and colleagues from work, COETAIL, PTC, and so many other professional development opportunities that I’ve been fortunate to be a part of.
As a teacher, my expectations for the students are simple: maintain respect, integrity, and honor while aiming higher than one ever imagined possible. I believe that the other running list of rules will follow suit naturally with these values in place.
My subjects have been as follows: IB English (designed our school’s Lit syllabus last exams 2012, Lit syllabus first exams 2013, Lang/Lit syllabus first exams 2013); Forensics (public speaking – teacher and coach); Film Study; Student Council; Creative Writing; Model United Nations; and Senior Class Advisor.
I believe that we are, and therefore must be, forever learners. I believe no teacher should be an island. I believe innovation comes from collaboration, reflection and refinement. I’m always looking for smarter brains to help me feel enriched, allowing me to equip my students with the best tools possible to make them feel empowered.
I look forward to collaborating with, and learning from, you in this COETAIL cohort.
find me on twitter @cho_liz