About 30 new teachers, plus new administrators and other staff, are joining the Elmbrook School District this year, and Brookfield Patch is introducing some to the community as the 2012-13 school year gets underway.
Today, we feature new teacher Junfang Lan.
Teaching assignment: I will teach Mandarin Chinese at Brookfield East High School in the Fall semester, Central High in the spring semester and Hamilton High School throughout the whole academic year.
Hometown, current community: I am from Longyou, Zhejiang Province, Eastern China. Currently I reside in Menomonee Falls.
Education, experience: I was graduated from UW-Platteville in 2006 with MA in Education. I taught Chinese as Second Language in Yiwu Industrial and Commercial College in China between 2006-2010. After I came to the U.S., I continued my teaching career as a private Chinese tutor and substitute teacher at University School of Milwaukee.
Why did you choose Elmbrook? I’ve heard a lot of good things about Elmbrook from my friends who teach Mandarin Chinese in Wisconsin. After my first week of teaching in Brookfield East High School, I really love this place. All the staffs are very helpful and offer help wholeheartedly. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year in Elmbrook.
Hobbies: I love cooking, especially Chinese food. I enjoy the satisfied faces when my friends eat my food and they love it.
Favorite vacation: My favorite vacation I’ve taken was the trip to the Big Island of Hawaii in the summer of 2011. The view there is so different and amazing. My husband and I enjoy every minute there.