Dear Gateway families,

你们好!Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! 

My name is Nina Zhang, and I teach Exploring Mandarin Culture and Mandarin 1 at Rocklin Academy Gateway. I am a native Mandarin speaker, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to teach Mandarin and share the Chinese culture with my students and families.

I had more than ten years teaching experience in China before moving to the U.S., and this is my third year teaching Mandarin at Gateway. I enjoyed the time being with my students and helping them in their learning. My goal in working as a teacher is to try to meet each student’s needs and help them thrive with their unique imagination and creativity.

My husband and I have two lovely children, and we enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities, walking, jogging, biking, and playing baseball. 

Each school year is a new adventure, offering many new experiences, opportunities and unlimited possibilities. I am certain that our Mandarin class will venture through this year with great enthusiasm and excitement! Go Gators!