Welcome to Mrs. Leong's Kindergarten Class! I am looking forward to working with you and your child this school year.
Hello, my name is Tanya Leong and I am your child’s kindergarten teacher this year. This will be my twelfth year teaching at Mililani Waena Elementary School and also in Kindergarten.
I graduated from Moanalua High School and from the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa with my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education.
I grew up on Honolulu. I am the oldest of four children. I have a younger sister (who is also a teacher) and two younger brothers. I have family on Maui, Big Island, California, and Japan. My husband, Ben and I have a seven-year-old son named Ryder, who is in second grade and a eight-year-old Shih Tzu/Pomeranian named Kuma (bear in Japanese).
We will be covering A LOT this school year from reading, to writing, economics, plants and animals…I am very excited to be working with you and your child this year.
Children's Book: any book I share with my son.
Disney Movie: Cinderella
Hobby: Swimming, spending time with family and friends, and reading