Hi! My name is Katie Carson and this is my first year working as an English Language Learner (ELL) teacher at Jie Ming. I am so excited to be at this amazing school. I have been teaching ELL in St. Paul for the past 7 years, and before that have experience teaching English as a foreign language in China. I love working with elementary-age language learners because they have so much excitement about learning. I try to be a positive, inclusive, and welcoming role model to all my language learners, including students who have just begun learning English for the first time and others who have been learning English since a young age. I do my best to tailor my instruction to support diverse student needs. This year, I am working with English Learners (ELs) mostly in 3rd-5th grade, and some in 1st grade as well.
In my free time, I enjoy studying Chinese, playing the piano, and visiting friends and family. In the summer, I spend a lot of time gardening, and in the winter I like to go snowboarding or skiing when I have the chance. At home, I live with my charming husband, Trent, and our very spoiled, fluffy little dog named Woody.
If you have any questions about our Multilingual Learner (MLL) program or services here at Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I would love to get to know more about my students, their families, and their goals, and am happy to tell you about what we are working on in our ELL instructional groups!