My name is Chiu-Hsin Lin. In class, students call me Lin Laoshi (林老师/林老師). This is the formal way of addressing teachers in Chinese. I am excited for the opportunity to work with you this year. I was born in Taiwan and have lived in the United States since 2004. In my free time, I enjoy yoga, mountain biking and snowboarding. My husband and I have two cute dogs that love to spend their time outside with us. I have worked with K-16 students from all over the world and love teaching and learning. Prior to joining the faculty at Henry M. Jackson High School, I taught Chinese and ESL at Eastern Washington University for the past thirteen years.
I hold a BA in Early Childhood Education from National Taipei University of Education and a MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from Eastern Washington University. I obtained my Washington State teaching credential with endorsements in Chinese and English Language Learners (ELL) through Pacific Lutheran University. I also hold a Bilingual Education endorsement. I am fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese, and English. I have been a board member for the Chinese Teachers Association for the past six years.
I believe in the importance of building positive and professional relationships with my students and their families. I strive to make learning engaging providing necessary support and resources to meet the needs of my students. I also believe every student can learn and succeed to their fullest potential. I value what my students have to say and give them choice and space to grow. Finally, I support the mission and core values of Everett Public schools: equity, passion, integrity, learning, respect, diversity, and collaboration.