Special Education Teacher
My name is Jianling Pu, and I go by Rebecca. I am very excited to welcome you and your child to Star J! Born and raised in China, I have a Master’s Degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in Early Childhood and Special Education, and I hold New York State Teaching Certifications in Early Childhood Education, Students with Disabilities, and Bilingual Education in Mandarin. Before moving to New York, I worked at a non-profit organization in Hong Kong to help vulnerable children gain access to healthcare and education. During my free time, I like to play a music instrument, Pipa, that I brought from China. I also enjoy backpacking and have done some solo-traveling to Japan, Taiwan, and Cambodia. I am committed to increasing students’ independence and social-emotional skills, and I pride myself on respecting and celebrating every student’s uniqueness.