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    About Ms. Li
    purple line     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!