Mrs. ChiaChyi S Chiu
MA, San Jose State University
BA, Soochow University
ChiaChyi was born and raised in Taiwan. As a social work major at Soochow University, she worked as a volunteer with seniors and juvenile delinquents. She also worked with children with autism and developmental issues at the Liu Foundation, a special education institute in Taiwan.
ChiaChyi came to the United States in 1989 to pursue a master’s degree in college student personnel at Eastern Michigan University. She interned as a counselor at EMU’s Counseling Services for a year. She then pursued a second master’s degree in education at San Jose State University. She worked as an intern at Palo Alto Elementary School and led weekly group counseling sessions to help new foreign students transition into the new culture.
After being a stay-at-home mom for four years, ChiaChyi started teaching at the Chinese School of Delaware six years ago. It was there that she found her love and aspiration for teaching. She received the Teacher of the Year Award from the Association of Chinese Schools in 2002 and 2004. During this time ChiaChyi also taught at CACC Montessori School, initiated a talent development program in Chinese at Redding Middle School and ran the Chinese unit of the World Language Community Camp at Tatnall School. She is one of the authors of “Flying with Chinese,” a set of Chinese textbooks for K-6 graders.
In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading and cooking. She lives with her husband, Pei, and her sons, Ryan '14 and Evan, on the School Farm.