It has been a pleasure getting to know your child. They are a respectful and bright group of students.
My husband and I are expecting our second baby on March 6th, while I’m excited to welcome a new member into my family, I am sad that I will not be at school until the end of this school year with all of my students. My last teaching date will to be February 27th.
I’m very pleased that Ms. Vivian Chen will be my substitute while I’m away. She has subbed for me when I was away on maternity leave for my first baby, and this time she is able to help my class again. I feel fortunate to have such a qualified teacher as my long-term substitute. (Please note that Ms. Vivian Chen won’t be able to teach Monday classes due to her long-term job with another international school. Ms. Mindy Ruskovich, also a great music teacher will be here on Mondays to cover the classes.)
Ms. Chen will soon be available by e-mail: Vivian.firstname.lastname@example.org . She will let the students know when this e-mail is available. And please feel free to contact her if you have any questions about the class while I’m gone.
Below is a letter to you from Ms. Chen.
My name is Vivian Chen. I will be your child’s string orchestra teacher during Ms. Linda Hu’s maternity leave.
I’m a violin player and I love to teach young students. I have over 8 years teaching experience including individual and group lessons in private and institutional settings. I love the children and working atmosphere in SAS. I was the long-term substitute string teacher from August to December 2013 for Ms. Hu, and I successfully organized the winter concert. I also have teaching experience in another two international school since 2007. I always try to create a safe and engaging learning environment where everyone is considered unique and where everyone is inspired to learn. I would reinforce my teaching philosophies with outstanding practices to ensure that every student could be the best that they could be. I feel that my experience as a musician and a teacher, incorporated with my enthusiasm and personality would help my students to understand music and love to play their instruments.
Besides music, I love to spend time with friends, travel, read, movie, art, culture and people around us.
I’m sure that the new term will give us more opportunities to get to know each other and work as a team. I’m looking forward to working with your child.