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Suzanne Chin

My name is Suzanne Lin Chin. I am your child’s kindergarten teacher here at Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy. I was born in Taiwan and grew up in Singapore and Canada.
I completed my university education and teacher training at University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Education with two concentrations in teaching fine arts and foreign language, Mandarin. In 2006, I earned a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. Here in California, I hold the Single Subject (Mandarin) and Multiple Subjects(Elementary School) teaching credentials as well as GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) certification. This will be my 18th year in public school teaching, and my 5th year teaching kindergarten at Barnard.
Teaching is my passion and I especially enjoy teaching our kindergarten children here at Barnard Elementary. They are a group of keeners, bursting with so much enthusiasm and love for learning. Your child’s learning is precious and important to me and I believe that every child can reach his/her potential.
I enjoy teaching very much and I look forward to learning with them everyday! I am happily married with two wonderful twin girls. On my free time, I enjoy cooking and spending time with my family!