Meet Our Principal
Hello everyone! 您好！I am very excited to be the principal at Orion Alternative School. I have a deep commitment towards uniting my experience and my openness to learn with my student-centered approach to support every child and build strong relationships with everyone. My hope is to create an environment where every student can feel a strong sense of belonging at Orion regardless of their background.
I joined the Redwood City School District in 2017 and have worked as a Mandarin Immersion and Math instructional coach, developing Mandarin Immersion curriculum and coaching teachers in all grade levels. I taught 2nd to 5th Grade in the MI program for 5 years. Throughout the years, I have taken on numerous leadership opportunities such as the School Site Council, School Leadership Team, Mandarin Immersion Advisory, leading district and school-wide professional development programs, and helping new teachers as an Induction Program mentor. Prior to coming to the States, I taught math and Mandarin in two international schools in China. I also taught in a Delaware elementary Mandarin Immersion program, Pre AP/IB Mandarin classes in junior high school in Texas, and World Language classes in Washington D.C.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, swimming, jumping rope, cooking, traveling, and exploring new delicious food.