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Welcome Students and Parents!
My name is Lan-Dai Chu. I am a Title 1 Reading Teacher. I have taught First and Third grades before becoming the reading teacher at Cockrell Elementary. I love teaching children learn how to read and write. I believe that reading and writing go hand-in-hand. If you have a passion for reading, then you will have a passion for writing. When I see a child beaming with joy as he/she discovers a new word, I feel that I am one step closer to my goals.
I came to America at the age of 4 with my family. We were one of the two Vietnamese families in the growing Latino community in the Westchester part of Miami. With no English skills and having to leave everything behind in our country, my parents were determined for us to assimilate to the American culture quickly. At home we would only speak to each other in Vietnamese. However, at night we would read books that we've checked out from the libraries. Reading was one of my passions at an early age. Maybe that is why I love what I do!
I look forward to a wonderful 2017-2018 school year!