My name is Carly Mand and I began my teaching career in the United States after earning her BA in Elementary Education from Hofstra University in New York. After six years of teaching grade one, I became a demonstration teacher. This role required me to model best teaching practices for various educators and administrators looking to implement new practices in their respective schools. I then moved to Colombia, South America where I taught at a bilingual school and worked closely with a Reading Specialist to develop an oral language curriculum. I have been teaching grade one and EAL in Shanghai since 2015. Outside of teaching, I practice yoga and meditation, and enjoy all aspects of the arts.