To the SLLIS community,
Opening The Chinese School has never felt more real or inspiring than in my conversations with Dr. Lydia Chen. Dr. Chen is an accomplished educator and scholar with degrees from universities in Taiwan and the US (M-I-Z-Z-O-U!). Lydia has taught preschool through university students, teaching English in Taiwan and Chinese in the Midwest. You’ll see from her resume the rich experience that she has had in direct instruction, research, parent training and professional development for educators. What you cannot see from her resume is her infectious energy and enthusiasm for our youngest learners. Lydia is a skilled practitioner and administrator who embraces language immersion and International Baccalaureate frameworks and embodies our commitment to position all children for success in local and global economies through holistic, intellectually-inspiring language immersion programs. I am honored that she has joined the SLLIS team and am looking forward to growing our vision with her.
I have invited Lydia to join us for a brief welcome reception next Wednesday, April 25th at 5pm, immediately preceding our April Board of Directors meeting. I hope that you will all have an opportunity to speak with Lydia at the reception next week.