I am Ms. Wang (pronounced with a soft a; sounds like ‘wong’). The 2018-2019 school year will be my 9th year as a life science teacher.
I went to Trinity University (San Antonio) for my Bachelors in Economics, with extensive background in bio-mathematics and biology. I was first introduced to the world of teaching in my sophomore year at Trinity University through a program called Economics in the Schools. This program is collaborative between the economics and education departments, where a team of three students from the two majors work together to teach an economics lesson to a local public school. This was my first introduction to the classroom and I found it to be a fun and natural environment to be in. For the following two summers, I participated in a study abroad program that was combined with a cultural exchange community service project in China. We worked with local Chinese college students, and taught in a summer camp for underprivileged children. These experiences solidified my passion for bringing quality education for all children. What keeps me coming back year after year, is the joy of seeing students learn and grow and the relationship that is built with the students and their families.
I also received my Masters in Teaching in Middle and Secondary Grades at Trinity University. I started off my teaching career as a high school biology and environmental science teacher in Cy-Fair ISD. Then I switched to my favorite grade levels: middle school! I taught 7th science for 6 years in Houston ISD, at Lanier Middle School, Pin Oak Middle School and piloted the middle school science program at the Mandarin Immersion Magnet School. I have also taught 6th grade science and robotics, although 7th grade life science is my favorite!
Some things I like to do when I am not at school is spending time with friends and family, helping with my church youth group, growing orchids, aquarium keeping, watching movies, drinking coffee and tea, eating frozen yogurt and dark chocolate, painting/crafting, taste-testing for good green tea ice cream, taro and jasmine milk teas, and of course, I love learning more about nerdy science stuff!
I look forward to getting to know each of my students this year!