Pracitcum Facilitator, Teacher Program Lead Teacher, Student Program
Na Li began to serve as the practicum facilitator in 2016 summer. She received her Master degree in Foreign and Second Language Education from Ohio State University (OSU). Before coming to USA, she had language teaching experience in China and Japan. After graduating from OSU, she worked on projects for K-5 Chinese curriculum design in the OSU Chinese Flagship Program. In 2010, she joined Columbus Academy and started teaching middle and high school learners. In 2013 and 2015, she also worked at the STARTALK program at Wofford College. Besides teaching, she also served as the 2012-2013 President of Ohio Association of Teachers of Chinese. She initialed and coordinated the 1st Ohio K-12 Chinese Speech Contest, Composition Contest, and Ohio Chinese Language Teaching Award to outstanding teachers. All these events received recognition from the Ohio Governor in 2013. In addition, she fundraised and coordinated Ohio Chinese teaching workshops with sponsorship from local universities. But most importantly, she is an educator devoted to helping her students reach their full potential. She often attends professional workshops to absorb new knowledge that she can integrate and apply in her teaching. With her competence in teaching and leadership, she is a frequent speaker at Chinese language workshops in Ohio and national conferences.