• Zoe Xia
    University of Pittsburgh
    Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Hongqiao Upper School
    Da jia hao! I’m Zoe Xia. I graduated from University of Pittsburgh, and got my master degree on FLE (Foreign Language Education). My hobbies include paining, baking, photography and traveling around the world. I have taught Mandarin abroad before, and now I am teaching Mandarin in the upper school at SCIS. This is my first year in SCIS, and I am so excited to join this big family!
  • Lucy Xiang
    Zhejiang Normal University
    Mandarin Teacher
    Hangzhou International School
    Hello, my name is Lucy, and I'm so excited to be a mandarin teacher at HIS. In my 5th school year here, I truly enjoy working with all the Dragons. The 1st mandarin class that I taught was in the university--an experience that I will remember forever. And there's a saying in China, working happiness is only true when you find out the career you love. I'd been working as a teacher first, then a global company supervisor, immigration specialist , and finally the most important, back to being a mandarin teacher. I cherish this opportunity and look forward to the coming future.
  • Cindy Xu-Chernoff
    Zhejiang University of Technology
    Mandarin Teacher - Grade Pre K to Grade 4
    Hangzhou International School
    Warm greetings to all! I am very excited for the upcoming school year. To those of you who are unfamiliar with me, my English name is Cindy Xu-Chernoff and my Chinese name is Xu Honghua. I am a Hangzhou native and absolutely love my hometown. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Zhejiang University of Technology in 2008. The following year, I obtained my Teacher’s Degree and moved to Nanjing. I spent three years teaching at an international school in Nanjing before moving back to Hangzhou last year. I am proud to say that this will be my fourth year as a Mandarin teacher in Hangzhou International School. In my free time, I enjoy a variety of activities such as cooking, shopping, dancing, doing yoga, going swimming, and cross-country skiing. I am a sincere, kind, and friendly person, and I welcome the challenges and experiences that each day brings. It is my genuine belief that having a positive and optimistic attitude enables each of us to grow and to learn. Expanding my horizons has always played an inspirational role in my life. It is the essence by which I hope to influence each and every student with. I am looking forward to offering the very best I can, while growing and learning with all of you!