Ms. Hu currently teaches English and AVID at Hopkins Junior High where she loves working with middle school students. Prior to teaching at Hopkins, Ms. Hu spent time instructing students in Los Angeles, where she also completed her Masters in Education at UCLA. Her connection to being a Bruin started with her undergraduate studies where she earned a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science complementing her minor in Public Policy.
Realizing that she always had a passion for mentoring young people, from her volunteering work with Bruin Buddy, a UCLA Early Academic Outreach Program, she couldn’t deny her love for teaching. Since that time, Ms. Hu believes in the importance of writing as she likes to say that, “math can get you through high school, but writing is what will get you to and through college.” Ms. Hu loves taking students through the process of writing, understanding the how and why, whether it be communicating a human experience to analyzing themes to even writing about a personal statement, Ms. Hu is an advocate for all things language arts. It is important for students to find that personal connection with what they are reading and writing. Through curriculum design, she teaches students to connect reading and writing to their past, present, and future. Using the context of cultural relevancy, Ms. Hu finds the importance of teaching students to read critically, analyze what they see, and coherently share their ideas by building empathy through the process.
Ms. Hu’s hope is to encourage students to develop a love for reading and writing, to demystify the reading and writing process, and to create a foundation for healthy reading and writing habits. She is thrilled to join the distinguished faculty at Mill Creek Academy and looks forward to meeting her students.
When she is not at school, Ms. Hu likes to spend time trying new foods and staying active. She enjoys traveling the world with her husband, who is a fellow Bruin and a Hopkins, and Mission alumnus. Whether she is in the kitchen concocting a new recipe, involved at her church serving in the student ministries, her favorite to be is in her classroom.