Excellence in Education Volume 15, Issue 2, 9-13-19
Welcome, New OBEN Faculty Members!
A former attorney, an earthquake survivor, and a bi-lingual first-generation college graduate are among the new faculty members in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District.
Ms. Ting Pang has joined the District as a physics teacher at Oyster Bay High School, replacing Ms. Heidi Gross who retired in June. In her previous position, she taught Honors/ Regents Physics at Townsend Harris High School in Queens, and before arriving to the United States, taught physics at the ZhongShan ZhuoYa Foreign Language School in Zhongshan, China.
Ms. Pang's passion for teaching stems from growing up in a large family in China. “My grandparents raised 12 children, six of them were adopted after a devastating earthquake in my hometown,” she said. “…I always liked to teach and take care of my younger cousins. I think that is the reason I like to teach.”
Innovative, collaborative and focused, Ms. Pang said she is passionate about communicating scientific concepts and complex principles in simple and entertaining methods.