Ms. Li is originally from Shanghai, China and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, teaching Chinese as a second language from Shanghai International Studies University with a minor in business administration from Shanghai University of Finance and Economy. She achieved her Master of Education degree at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH.
As a highly compassionate and approachable teaching professional, with 12 years of hands-on experience in International Schools, Ms. Li is very excited to be teaching Mandarin at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley in both the Lower and Upper School. She has enjoyed teaching through her life with vast experience working at the preschool to high school levels and serving in various roles, from Chinese teacher, homeroom teacher, club advisor to Department Head.
Ms. Li believes that the central concern of education has to do with inner liberation, and that both the students and the teachers are learners and therefore equal, and the process of mutual education creates an altogether different relationship between the teacher and the student. She is attracted to BASIS Independent because of its rigorous, supportive and joyful learning atmosphere. She says, "My passion is teaching, inspiring and challenging my students to love learning. Meanwhile, we all believe that hard work and persistence are always keys to success."
Outside of the classroom, Ms. Li enjoys traveling, dancing, jogging, yoga, and playing Rubik's Cube.