Debbie Cheng loves teaching Japanese 1, 2, and 3 at Einstein School. Students in Debbie’s classes are challenged to comprehend, communicate, and learn the three writing systems. Students also gain insight into the philosophies and cultural traditions of Japan. Debbie loves helping students discover the rewards of foreign-language study and she incorporates the richness of Japanese aesthetics in her teaching by offering engaging, hands-on projects like pottery, flower-arranging, haiku, and creating miniature Zen gardens.
In July, Debbie will lead Einstein students and parents on a ten-day, curated tour of Japan. Stops include Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka and visits to Mount Fuji, the Gold Pavilion, the Bamboo Forest, the Nara Deer Park, various temples, shrines, and castles, and Universal Studios Japan. Click here to learn more about this exciting trip!
Debbie grew up in New Hampshire, and she earned undergraduate degrees in Social Ecology and Drama from The University of California at Irvine. She holds a master’s in education from Harvard and worked in the Japanese school system for one unforgettable year. Debbie fits right in at the Einstein School, where the unique experiences of every individual are prized and celebrated!