Hello! Xin Chào!
Welcome English language learners (ELL) and families! My name is Ms. Bobbi Nguyen. This school year, 2022-23, is my 4th year as an English Language (EL) teacher at HPE! Prior to that, I taught at 7 other schools in a span of 30 years, mainly as a classroom teacher and as an EL teacher. After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1991, I started my career teaching at international schools in Taiwan and Vietnam (my homeland). After 5 years abroad, I returned to the United States and continued working as a classroom teacher. In 2007, I switched roles and became an EL teacher. I enjoy working in this current position as I feel I can deliver more academic content to the students. Furthermore, working with students in a smaller group setting allows time to build stronger communities and relationships.
This school year, we are very fortunate to have 3 full-time EL teachers. Because of the extra support, I will be servicing mainly K-2 EL students. I love working with this age group simply because they are very motivated learners.
In my personal time, I enjoy working on home improvements, gardening/landscaping, flower arranging, traveling and reading. I also enjoy watching and playing a variety of sports, including American football, tennis and table tennis.
I value honest partnership communication. Please reach out anytime if you have questions or concerns. I look forward to a fruitful school year!