Ian Y. Wang was born and raised in Hong Kong and formed a global perspective on education at Hong Kong International School and then at the College of Human Sciences at Purdue University. Ian returned to Hong Kong and graduated with a Master of Arts degree in English Studies and Literature at the City University of Hong Kong to further pursue his passion for literature.
Ian firmly believes in the power of literature: the way it is both an individual and a communal experience and how it explores the complexity of the language and human thought; within its many worlds is always something new to discover and learn. To share his love for language and learning with others, Ian obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Sunderland.
Ian has range and a broad perspective as a K-12 educator having taught kindergarten, primary, as well as secondary students and gained insight into the needs of each stage. After teaching in Hong Kong for a few years, he wanted to expand his horizons and teach in a new environment, and so he moved to Shanghai and joined the Shanghai Pinghe Bilingual School where he eventually became the Deputy Head of Middle School English. Ian led the development of an engaging and integrated English curriculum in accordance with the United States Common Core standards. He is experienced in differentiation and values individual interests and needs. Whether it is sharing why he loves the novels Gates of Fire and Wide Sargasso Sea, teaching creative writing, or leading the Public Speaking Club, Ian aims to offer his students an inspiring, all-rounded experience with language and deeper appreciation of its many dimensions. He enjoys working with his colleagues as much as his students and has provided professional development workshops to his fellow English department staff.
To Ian, details matter. To create the right learning environment, he emphasizes integrity, fairness and personal autonomy. Respecting and encouraging his students to take charge of their own learning, Ian teaches them not only English but also how to tackle problems and seek their own solutions using the resources available creatively. He looks forward to returning home but also blazing new paths with his students at Bloom KKCA Academy.