My name is Cecilia Le. My legal name is Linh An Le. As my name speaks for itself, I'm originally from Vietnam. In 1983, to escape communism in Vietnam, my family and I ventured out on a fishing boat in search of freedom and better opportunities. I lived in two refugee camps before immigrating to the U.S. in 1984. I grew up in the Southern part of Louisiana then moved to New Orleans to attend college. After graduating college, I taught one year at a parochial school in New Orleans before working as a missionary in an International/Catholic school in Bangkok. Upon returning to the U.S., I taught at several schools around New Orleans before moving to Dallas in 2012.
Teaching is a challenging, yet, rewarding profession. Everyday has its own unique characteristics and special surprises. I love listening to my students' funny comments and stories. It made me giggle at the end of a long day. Observing students' growth has also been rewarding such as an English learner who could hardly babble a word in English suddenly speaks in complete sentences after a few months of instruction.