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Hi! My name is Miranda Leung and I have been working at Kino Junior High since January 2016.
I graduated from Arizona State University in December 2015 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education (STEM) along with the completion of the honors curriculum by Barrett, the Honors College. I completed my year long student teaching at Shepherd Junior High in Mesa where I taught 8th grade pre-algebra. I joined the Kino Kolt family as a math interventionist in 2015-2016 school year, taught 7th grade math and mixed grade math intervention. In 2016-2017, I provided intervention for 7th and 8th grade as a full time math interventionist. This year, 2017-2018, I am part of the 8th grade team, teaching 2 blocks of 8th pre-algebra and 3 classes of 8th grade math skill builder.
I am born and raised in Hong Kong, China. I moved to Arizona in 2011. Growing up from a completely different school system gives me a different perspective on teaching and realizing math is the universal language -"With this language we can explain the mysteries of the universe or the secrets of DNA. We can understand the forces of planetary motion, discover cures for catastrophic diseases, or calculate the distance from Boston to Bangkok. We can make chocolate chip cookies or save money for retirement. We can build computers and transfer information across the globe. Math is not just for calculus majors. It's for all of us. And it's not just about pondering imaginary numbers or calculating difficult equations. It's about making better daily decisions and, hopefully, leading richer, fuller lives." I want my students to know that learning math is more than just earning a grade and learning does not stop after school.
During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and travelling. I visited Russia, Japan, Thailand and Costa Rica recently. I love trying new things and always open to new ideas.