Mrs. Janice Lu is our Olds Elementary Teacher of the Year. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Fu-Jen Catholic University in Taiwan, a MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, and a masters degree in teaching from NCSU.
Mrs. Lu taught middle school in Taiwan before she came to the States for advanced studies. She worked in marketing for Johnson & Johnson in Taiwan. After getting married, she moved back to the States and earned a masters of teaching degree from NCSU. She started teaching at Olds in 2014. She has one daughter, who is a 9th grader at Green Level High School.
Mrs Lu believes that every child is special and deserves the very best education possible. She feels that it is her job to meet the social/emotional and academic needs of every student in her classroom. In her words, “I set high expectations for my students because I know they will grow to meet these expectations. I also believe that learning should be fun.” She uses hands on learning experiences and working with peers as methods to make learning in her room fun, challenging, and meaningful for her students.