Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education, Hamline University Minnesota K to 6 Elementary Education Licensure Bachelor of Arts in English Language Arts and Literature, Shanghai International Studies University Chinese Elementary English Teacher Licensure
August 25, 2018
Dear Kindergarten Families,
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion Academy. My name is Johanna Huang. You can call me Huang Lao Shi, which means Ms. Huang in Chinese. This will be my fourth year teaching Kindergarten at Jie Ming.
For most of my life, I have been involved in education. After my graduation from Shanghai International Studies University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Language, I obtained my Chinese teaching license as an Elementary school English teacher. From 2009 to 2014, I worked for an international school in Shanghai as a teacher then an administrator. During those 5 years, I was privileged to work with teachers and families from all over the world. One of the most important things that I learned was that, in an ever-shrinking world, the ability to be open-minded to various social perspectives and respect for foreign cultures were vital qualities to nurture in students as they strive to become future leaders. In 2014, I made the decision to move to Minnesota with my family and continued to seek opportunities to grow as an educator.
Apart from being a teacher at Jie Ming. I’ve also been a learner. I obtained my Minnesota K to 6 Elementary teaching license in 2017, and then received my Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Hamline University.
I am very excited to work with you and your child this year! Kindergarten will be a magical year full of fun, learning and adventures. I cannot wait to start this journey with all my students and their families. Please don’t hesitate to contact me by email if you have any questions or concerns. It’s so important to keep communication open between us.
I look forward to having an exciting school year with you!
Johanna Huang (Huang Laoshi)