This fall, Qianyun (Jenny) Guo returns to Avenues as a Chinese learning specialist for grades 3 to 5. Jenny joined Avenues in 2014, and has been a head teacher for both 2nd and 4th grades.
Before coming to Avenues, Jenny spent two years as a teaching associate at the Chinese American International School in San Francisco (CA), where she taught 1st and 4th grades. There, Jenny took the lead teaching role in Chinese language art and math sections for the 1st grade and co-taught these classes to 4th grade. She also was the lead teacher of the Mandarin speech club, with students in 2nd through 4th grade. For two summers, she was also the lead teacher at the Startalk Summer Camp at the Chinese American International School, designing lessons that fit with the nationwide Startalk curriculum and inculcating cultural understanding into daily language lessons.
Jenny’s earlier experience was as a Chinese intern teacher for students in grades 9 through12 at the Long Reach High School (Columbia, MD) and the Charles Herbert Flowers High School (Springdale, MD), where she was teaching introductory Chinese to students in grades 9 and 10 and co-taught the intermediate Chinese class to the older students.
Before moving to the U.S., Jenny was the Chinese lead teacher at Sun Yat-Sen University (Guangzhou, China), where she taught Chinese reading and writing to exchange students from a variety of cultural backgrounds, with students from the U.S., France, Korea and Russia. She was also an English trainer for China Telecom, the largest telecommunications provider in China.
Jenny has a B.A. in teaching Chinese as a foreign language from the Sun Yat-Sen University (Guangzhou, China) and an M.Ed. in secondary education from the University of Maryland (College Park, MD). She also holds a Maryland teaching certificate to teach Chinese to students from pre-K through grade 12.
Outside of work, Jenny enjoys travelling, reading and developing new baking recipes. “My friends love the green tea mochi, cheesecake and oatmeal raisin cookies that I make,” she says. She also took up running and hopes to run a marathon one day.
- 3rd Grade
- 4th Grade
- 5th Grade
- Lower Division
- Mandarin Chinese
- Teacher Bio