Zheng Laoshi

    Hello, I am Xiuwen Zheng. The 4th Grade Mandarin teacher. I will teach students Math, Mandarin and Science this school year.

    I am from Shijiazhuang, the capital of the Hebei province. Shijiazhuang has a population of 2.2 million. It is an important economic center and a busy transport hub. Unlinke Phoenix, it has four seasons. I love our winter a lot because it is not too cold, but it does snow. My family loves to go to the hot spring and the skiing resort. We go there every winter. 

    I graduated from College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in the state of Minnesota. I studied elementary education and have a passion for teaching. I spent two summers teaching in a Chinese immersion camp at Concordia Language Village. In my junior summer, I studied abroad with Ed professors in Finland and Sweden visiting schools. In my spring break, I volunteered at a school on an Indian reservation at Red Lake, Minnesota. In college, I worked with the Language department assisting Chinese professors.  Now, I am here at Gavilan Peak. I am super excited to learn and improve with my students. 

    I am an Asian food lover and I am a good cook. In my leisure time, I will either do restaurant hunting with my friends or cook and spend time with my cat Doudou.. 

    I love being a teacher! I am looking forward to helping all students to make progress in their learning.


    Fun Facts about me:

    What do you like?

    My choice 

    Coffee or Tea 


    Pepsi or Coke 


    Spicy or Sweet 

    Definitely Spicy 

    Peanut butter: Creamy or Crunchy 

    Always Crunchy




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