About Ms. Li
Hello Kyrene del Norte students and families! My name is Susan Li and this is my 8th year of teaching. I had previously taught 2nd grade in the Phoenix Elementary School District. For 3 years, I've taught 1st grade at Kyrene del Norte. For the past 2 years, I taught the English side of 3rd grade dual language. This year, I am ready to do it again!
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in education from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I have endorsements in science and mathematics and SEI as well. Growing up, I've taught piano and violin both privately and in group settings. I also tutored middle school students and assisted in summer school programs in the Ann Arbor school district in Michigan.
I moved to to Phoenix, Arizona in July 2011. I had always wanted to move to Arizona because I loved sunshine and heat. I needed to escape the cold, snowy winters that Michigan have. After moving here, I decided that I love Phoenix and that it's definitely my place. Phoenix has a beautiful landscape and such a rich culture.
I have a dog named Migu. She is an Australian shepherd and Border Collie mix. We enjoy hiking and playing fetch.
My hobbies include hiking, playing music, and traveling. I had played the violin since I was 2 years old and the piano since I was 7 years old. Throughout high school, I had the pleasure of playing in the Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra, where we traveled for performances to places such as England and France. I played the piano competitively, winning numerous competitions including the Flint Concerto Competition. Traveling gives me a lot of joy. I've been to places from China to Egypt, from Greece to Australia.
I'm very excited to begin the 2018-2019 school year. I look forward to working with all of you. It's going to be a great year!