Dandan Liu has worked in education for 16 years. Throughout her career, she has held a variety of roles, including classroom teacher, academic coach, instructional leader and program leader with a background in both private immersion schools and public schools.
As an Instructional Lead Teacher and Program Leader in a private Mandarin immersion school, she demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, guiding and supporting fellow educators in meeting the diverse needs of their students and also led professional development workshops to support and enhance teaching practices. At Yu Ming, she previously served as a homeroom teacher and a lead teacher. She has been a key figure in piloting new educational approaches in the classroom to enhance learning outcomes. Her enthusiasm for embracing cutting-edge methodologies and pedagogies has kept her teaching practices dynamic and relevant. Before returning back to Yu Ming, she worked as a classroom teacher and also as an academic coach in a public school immersion program. As an academic coach, she modeled effective teaching practices in the classroom, conducted classroom observations, provided feedback on teaching practices, worked collaboratively with teachers to improve their instructional practices, and also provided ongoing feedback and support to teachers to help them refine their instructional practices and enhance student learning outcomes.
Dandan began her career as an Elementary English Teacher in China after earning her B.A. in English Language and Literature from Chongqing University. After four years of teaching, her strong passion for education led her to the U.S. She earned her Master’s degree in language teaching from Michigan State University and also holds a California Clear multiple subjects Teaching credential. In addition, Dandan has earned Early Child Education credits as she has honed her expertise in creating nurturing and stimulating learning environments for young children.