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New Chinese Immersion Teacher Joins Rose School

Xia Du came to District 220 from Minnetonka, Minn.

welcomed a new Chinese Immersion teacher this school year.

Xia Du came to from Minnetonka, Minn. where she was involved in a similar program. She hails from Beijing and is excited to be a part of District 220.

“I heard Barrington is a good school district,” Xia said.

Barbara Rose principal Scott Carlson welcomed Xia in a new teacher orientation in early August.

“We’re growing our program and we’ve added another rockstar teacher,” Carlson said.

Xia got her Bachelor of Arts in Teaching at Capital Normal University in Beijing where she is from. She got her Masters of Arts in Teaching at Morgan State University and completed her student teaching in Portland.

“For those of you who know anything about Chinese Immersion in teaching, that’s the hotbed. That’s where it all got started,” Carlson said. “We’re really thrilled to have her here.”

Melissa Larson August 29, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Seriously??? It's spelled "immersion."
Morgan Delack August 29, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Melissa, I had the same thought. However, I took the spelling information from a spreadsheet provided by District 220.
Morgan Delack August 29, 2012 at 04:59 PM
After speaking with the Chief Communications Officer at District 220, it appears as though HR sent me a spreadsheet with the incorrect spelling. Everything has been changed!
220 parent August 31, 2012 at 10:48 PM
I hear that there is so little interest in this program, that there are only 15 children in each class. How do the rest of us get these kind of private school like ratios for our kids?
Nellie H November 01, 2012 at 04:41 AM
More wasteful spending. If the parents of the immersion students what their offspring to learn Chinese, they should hire a tutor or other program and pay for it. Why does the entire district have to fund a specialty program for the few?

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