Getting to Know Christine Hadley

Christine Hadley teaches multiple levels of Mandarin Chinese in both the middle and upper schools. Prior to Bishop’s, Christine taught upper school Mandarin Chinese at both Polytechnic School in Pasadena, Calif., and at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, Texas. A native on Anhui, China, she earned a B.A. in English Language and Literature and a master’s degree in English/Chinese Translation.
Q: What was your first impression of the Bishop’s Community?
A: Very welcoming, loving and friendly.
Q: What do you love most about teaching?
A: Always learning new things, staying up with the current events and technology, and bonding with students and colleagues.
Q: What is your greatest accomplishment?
A: So far, I have been balancing work and family life well, and I hope to keep it that way.
Q: Who is your hero/mentor?
A: My father.
Q: What’s on your bucket list?
A: Visit every state in America.
Q: If you could travel in time, what time period would you visit and why?
A: I would travel to the year 2018 to see my father one last time before he passed away. My family in China didn't share the news with me till he passed away and I am very regretful for not being able to be there for him.
Q: If you had to sing karaoke, which song would you choose?
A: Probably some children’s songs with my four-year-old. We love singing together.
Q: What’s your biggest pet peeve?
A: At the moment, my biggest pet peeve is when I see people not wearing masks in public places where wearing a facial covering is required.
Q: What’s the last book you read?
A: “Ready Player One.”
Q: Who was your favorite teacher in school and why?
A: I have had many great teachers, and it is really hard to favor one than the other. I am very grateful for all of them.
Q: If you could have a super-power, what would it be?
A: To do many things at the same time simultaneously. For example, it would be nice if I could cook, do laundry, prepare my lessons, read my son stories, and watch TV shows or play video games with my husband all at the same time. I guess every mom needs this super-power, haha!
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