Ms. Sharon Jiang is an experienced team leader at William W. Niles School who leads the Department of Foreign Languages and Arts. She offers vast classroom exposure, a great deal of energy, and a commitment to the students, parents, teachers and school community. She graduated with honors from New York University (NYU) with a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership and two NYS certificates in both School Building Leader and Teaching Mandarin as a Second Language.
Over the course of her career, she has taught Mandarin and English as a New Language for fourteen years to students at different levels of language proficiency in both America and China. Throughout the years of her services, she served as an instructional leader to work collaboratively with Art and ELA teachers in order to promote the quality of instruction aligned with the common core learning standards, such as in the STARTALK Mandarin program at the China Institute of America. She also had an experience in writing LOTE examination and supervising in-service teacher training with mentoring services.
In addition to the leadership qualities that she possesses, she also participated in some pedagogical research projects initiated by professors at the City University of New York and presented her share of the research work at professional conferences, such as New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT), the National Chinese Language Conference, and the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Greater New York. Overall, she brought a unique blend of experience and maturity to the classroom and school community, while making sure learning is enjoyable for students.