New Chinese teacher


New Chinese teacher, Ms. Lin

This year at Highland Park Senior High, there is a new Chinese teacher known as Patty Lin. Ms. Lin was born on May 10th, and she is teaching Chinese 1 and 2. Ms. Miao, Highland’s veteran Chinese Teacher, will be teaching the higher levels of Chinese, and Chinese Immersion, this year.

I first asked how Ms. Lin felt about Highland, to which her reply was, “I felt very welcomed and I also enjoy being here.”

Then I asked about her favorite part of Highland, and she replied, “I like the IB School. They foster the environment of thinking beyond yourself and the subject you’re taking.”

My next question was asking her why she decided to teach. “I grew up with good teachers who foster teaching and discovery. I want to be a similar spark for students.”

After that, I asked her about her favorite and least favorite parts of teaching. Her favorite part of teaching, she replied was, “Getting to know students and learning more about teaching with students.” Her least favorite part, she said was, “It’s challenging to balance what I’m going to do each day.”

The last question related to school was what hour did she like to teach best to which she replied,” My sixth hour because I like my Freshman.”

I asked her about her hobbies and what she likes outside of school. Ms. Lin likes to play music, photography, and also Scuba dive even though she doesn’t really have time for it. Her favorite color is purple, and her favorite movie is The Incredibles.

Ms. Lin is a really nice teacher, she’s funny and she makes sure her students understand the context. Hopefully, this first year at Highland will go great for her.


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