By Beryl Rosenberg
Oyster Bay High School welcomed many new teachers to the district for the 2019-2020 school year. Ms. Pang, the new College and AP Physics teacher, is excited to continue her first year here at OBHS.
Ms. Pang grew up in Jilin, China, and says that from a young age she “always liked to take care of [her] younger cousins,” which led her to choose a career in teaching.
Ms. Pang chose to teach physics because she “likes science and enjoys exploring how and why questions.” She adds, “I love physics, and I hope more and more people love it too.”
Before coming to Oyster Bay, Ms. Pang taught Physics in China for several years before teaching both middle and high school students at a school in Queens.
Ms. Pang is most looking forward to “cultivating students’ logical and independent thinking capabilities” and making sure students work collaboratively.
The new physics teacher says that she is enjoying her time at OBHS so far. “I am working with great colleagues and students. I love the small classes and the freedom in developing curriculum and strategies based on my students’ strengths and interests.”
If she could offer any piece of advice to her students, Ms. Pang says, “Don’t be upset about making mistakes! In physics, you can always learn from corrections and reflections. Just focus on the concepts, and study regularly. If you show your work, you will be successful.”
On a more personal note, Ms. Pang enjoys a variety of hobbies including yoga. She was even a yoga instructor in the past. She also likes to hike and go on bike rides with her family.
Ms. Pang is off to a great start here at Oyster Bay High School. She hopes that her students will be eager to learn, as she is eager to teach.