Hello, Welcome to the Homepage of
Ms. Zhang and Room 106!
2018-2019 School Year
My name is Xiaodong Zhang, your child’s second grade teacher. I have been teaching second grade at James Ward School since 1992.
I hold a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Chinese, and a master’s degree in Education. I am certified to teach Chinese bilingual
and ESL (English as a Second Language) students. I am also a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT),the highest credential a teacher
can attain. I was a K-3 Math Common Core State Standards lesson writer for Chicago Teachers’ Union. My educational background,
teaching experience and professional goals continue to help me to be a better teacher for my students, your children.
I have high expectations for your child. I expect every student to improve skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking at his
or her own pace throughout the school year. Your child will gain knowledge from the learning of literature, mathematics, science,
social studies, health, arts and real life experiences. Your child’s critical thinking skills will be enhanced through problem solving, hands-on
activities, interactions with other students, and various projects. He or she will also learn to be a helpful, caring, hardworking, and risk
taking citizen in our learning community. I want to partner with you to help your child achieve these learning goals.