5th Grade Teacher
Jiao joined the NWCA teaching staff in 2016 and will serve as our fifth grade teacher this year. Jiao graduated from Portland State University, where she received her Master’s Degree in Education and Certificate of Oregon for K-12 Chinese. Her teaching objective is to support all learners through student-centered and culturally responsive instruction and enable every student with different backgrounds to enjoy learning. Jiao believes that “Children learn more from what you are than what you teach”. She highly values the curiosity and imagination of students and as a life-long learner, she is willing to learn from students. She tries to build a classroom with feeling of belonging, of love and security based on living together, helping and sharing.