耿秀 Xiu (Sue) Geng 4th Grade Blue/Purple Cohorts Chinese Long-Term Substitute Location: 150 Oak Street read more BEGAN AT CAIS: 2004 While Wang Laoshi is on maternity leave, veteran Teaching Associate Xiu (Sue) Geng will begin the school year as a long-term substitute lead teacher. Since 2004 Geng Laoshi has shared her love of the Chinese language with students at CAIS. In preparation for the inaugural China Faculty Institute trip to Yunnan province in summer 2015, she even trained her non-Chinese-speaking peers! Building on her great classroom experience, Geng Laoshi has presented to teachers at national conferences like ACTFL/NCLC on best practices in unit design. She loves to impart an appreciation of Chinese culture to her students. In addition to her regular teaching, Geng Laoshi is also an active certified ACTFL Mandarin tester and rater in OPI Chinese, WPT Chinese, and AAPPL Chinese.