My name is Lida Thang. I have been teaching at Garfield for nine wonderful years. I love it here at Garfield because the students truly ROCK!
Before Garfield, I was at Monte Vista High School in El Monte and Sierra Vista High School in Baldwin Park. I have also worked with charter schools in a homeschool setting. I started teaching in the year 2000, but took some break to have four amazing children.
I have been married for 22 years to the love of my life. I have four kids who keep me sane and drive me insane at the same time. They are age 16, 13, 9 and 4. They give me a run for my money!
I love teaching English because I am a bookworm. I love to read anything I can get my hands on, but my favorite book would have to be "Pride and Prejudice" and the Bible. I remember staying up all night to read "Pride and Prejudice" in 8th grade honors English. I could not wait to see if Mr. Darcy would finally win the heart of his girl. I read the Bible as much as I can because there is so much wisdom in that book and it has taught me so much about life, love and other mysteries.
My vision for teaching is to see that my students fall in love with reading and writing. In my class, students will read and write daily. I believe that reading and writing is the foundation for all other subjects. Thus, we practice endlessly. I believe practice brings improvement. My teaching motto is:
I look forward to an awesome year with my students!