Meet the Teacher: Jessica Chiang

At the heart of every great Shanghai American School educational experience is an exceptional faculty. As we wrap up Women’s History Month, let's shine the spotlight on Ms. Jessica Chiang, Puxi High School's biology teacher and resident mitochondria enthusiast. 

Jessica, a sage of science, has been teaching here for four years but her SAS saga began way back in fourth grade, where she went on to graduate in 2009. Yes, she liked school so much she returned with a vengeance—as a teacher. Ever wonder what it’s like juggling both alumni and teacher hats? Take a peek here:  

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