• 同学们好! Hello, students! Welcome to Mandarin class! My name is Zhe Kang and I'm really excited to start our third year of Mandarin program in Altadena Middle School in the 2020-2021 school year. 

    I am origninally from Changchun, China and I came to the U.S. in 2013 to continue my studies at Harvard Graduate School of Education. I hold a Master of Education from Harvard University, an MA in translation from Peking University and a BA in English from Northeast Normal University in China. This will be my 7th year teaching and my 3rd year in Kyrene. 

    Prior to Kyrene, I taught Mandarin at a BASIS school for one year and at an IB(International Baccalaureate) charter school in Brooklyn, New York for three years. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking and traveling. I live in Ahwatukke with my husband and our two sons, Yilai (3 year old), Yishan (10 month old).

    I look forward to meeting all my students online and in person when safe.  I'm confident that together we will make it a great year of learning! 


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