Lǎoshī (Ms. Harper) 

Middle School Mandarin

Nǐ hǎo! (Hello) 

My name is Shih-Ping Harper, and I am a native Mandarin speaker from Taiwan.  When I teach in class, I prefer my students to call me “ Wú lǎoshī ”. Wú is my maiden name, and lǎoshī  means teacher. This is a good Chinese culture lesson for your child to understand that a student addresses his/her teacher by her last name plus “lǎoshī ”. For my educational background, I have a Masters in Education from Loyola University Maryland and a MAT in teaching Foreign Languages from Kennesaw State University. 

During my leisure time,  I enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures. I am thrilled to be a part of the ICSAtlanta community, and I cannot wait to continue my journey here.  

Looking forward to a great year!