CLASS Outstanding New Teacher Award

The Yao Memorial Award for Outstanding New Teacher was set up in the name of Dr. Tao-chung (Ted) Yao—a world-renowned expert in Chinese teaching pedagogy.  His greatest accomplishments included using technology in teaching and assessments, writing for SAT II Chinese, serving as chief reader of AP Chinese and co-authoring the best-selling textbook series Integrated Chinese.  He committed his life to the teaching of Chinese language and was a constant advocate for K-12 Chinese teachers.  He was also a dedicated mentor for countless new teachers.  The Yao Memorial Award for Outstanding New Teacher recognizes an individual of the Chinese teaching profession who has been teaching in K-12 public or independent schools for less than 5 years and is currently in at least a half-time position. The donation will help identify excellent new teachers and provide professional development opportunities for the award recipients.  Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS) would like to thank you in advance for your generous donations to this educational fund.  The goal of this award is to encourage new teachers and pass down the torch of excellence for this new generation of teachers in the field of Chinese language teaching.  让我们共同期许中文教育在海外薪火相传,生生不息!


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    • $50 
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    • $100 
    • 17 mos
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    • $200 
    • 34 mos
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    • $600 
    • 35 mos
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    • $100 
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Vicky Wang 
Wallingford, CT
Chinese Language Association of Secondary Elementary Schools Inc 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
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