Hello! Xin Chào!
Welcome English language learners (ELL) and families! My name is Ms. Bobbi Nguyen. This school year, 2021-22, is my 3rd year at HPE as an EL teacher! Prior to that, I taught at 7 other schools in a span of 30 years, mainly as a classroom teacher and as an English Language (EL) teacher. I started my career teaching at international schools in Taiwan and Vietnam (my homeland) after graduating from the University of Minnesota. 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 students. In addition, working with students in a smaller group setting allows time to build a stronger community and relationships.
This school year, we are very fortunate to have 2.5 EL teachers. Because of the extra support, I will be servicing all of the second and third grade EL students plus a few K-1 EL students. I love working with this age group. They are like sponges and are motivated to learn. Now that school is back in-person, I look forward to a fruitful school year!
In my personal time, I enjoy working on home improvements, traveling, gardening/landscaping, flower arranging and reading. I enjoy watching and playing sports games, including watching American football and playing table tennis. I have a middle school student,Ty, who currently attends HPMS in SPPS. He is loves basketball, table tennis and, of course, video games.
I value honest partnership communication. Please reach out anytime if you have questions or concerns. Have an amazing year!