Mrs. Lona Chiang was born in Hsinchu, Taiwan and came to the US at a ripe old age of four. She grew up in Los Angeles attending public schools. Mrs. Chiang states, “I have been inspired by many teachers throughout the years. I hope to do the same for my students.” She later received her Bachelor of Arts in Radio-Television Film from Cal State Northridge.
After college, she fulfilled a dream of hers of traveling around the world. So she and a friend, backpacked through most of Europe, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Nepal, and China. Upon her return, she worked in TV and film production for seven years; but realized that a career in education would be much more rewarding. She went back to get her Master of Arts in Education and Teaching Credential from Pepperdine University.
Mrs. Chiang has been teaching in LAUSD for 11 years. Most of her experience has been in the lower primary grades, where she enjoys seeing the huge social and academic development. She’s excited to be joining the Micheltorena Team and looking forward to the Dual Language Program. She can’t wait to share her enthusiasm and experience to her new class of learners.
On her time off, she enjoys traveling, ceramics, reading, and finding new restaurants. She also relishes the time she has with her family, especially her 1 year old toddler.