Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! My name is Maggie Leung, and this is my 24th year teaching! I live with my 3 children and husband, whom I met at Cal Poly SLO. After school, you might find me walking or biking in the neighborhood. At home, I love to read or cook. My oldest daughter (23) heads to Washington DC this year to try out adulthood, my middle child (21) will attend the Post Secondary Program for students with special needs at Central (virtually), and my youngest (19) is home, but so ready to fly and do great things.
I love change because it always brings about something new that I learn about myself-something that I am capable of that I didn't know about. Beware of what you wish for, I guess, because this is THE year of everything turned upside down. Are you ready? Am I? I've been thinking about this coming school year everyday this summer. For about a minute, when I thought we would be back in the classroom, I was relieved. Being in the classroom is my comfort zone. Teaching virtually last spring was HARD! I learned so much about technology and teaching. It required me to be so organized, keeping notes constantly on what each student needed. Now that we are teaching virtually, my drive to make sure that your child learns what is required has literally kept me up at night! I'm excited, I'm worried, I'm trying my hardest to put together a program that will meet the needs of everyone involved - students and parents alike.
So Students - I'm going to need your help so badly. I need you to come to class ready. Ready to ask questions, ready to make mistakes, ready to be open to whatever comes at you because that's how I'm coming to class! I know you're worried, but it's going to be okay. We will succeed together!
And Parents - I want you to know that I'm trying my hardest to make this easy on you. If you are struggling -PLEASE, let me know. If you have a better way of doing something, please offer it as a solution. Teachers and parents were in partnership before, but now, more than ever, we are bound together by our desire for your child to learn and succeed. You have always been your child's primary teacher. You taught PE, speech, and reading - all before your child entered a school building. You got this!