Kattie Xu: Chinese


Chinese teacher Kattie Xu. Credit: Vishan Chaudhary

Vishan Chaudhary

Kattie Xu has joined the upper school Chinese department and is teaching AP Chinese after spending four years at a Los Angeles Unified School District school.
“I like teaching to a different diversity of students,” Xu said. “Before I graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles , I taught at a public school in Downtown Los Angeles. Most students had no experience in Chinese but we taught them culture and global issues.”
Xu grew up in China and earned her bachelor’s degree from Zhejiang University of Technology before going to graduate school at UCLA and earning her Single Subject Teaching Credential from Loyola Marymount University.
Xu knew she wanted to be a teacher since she had many family members that were also teachers.
“My mother, my grandfather, my aunts and uncles, they were all teachers,” Xu said. “In China, we respect teachers, like doctors and lawyers, so I wanted to be a teacher as well.”