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Peng Yang

Peng Yang


Middle School Math Teacher

At McGillis since 2017


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B.S., Applied Physics, Southeast University, China
M.S., Optics, Southeast University, China
Ph.D., Physics, University of Utah



Peng has been teaching and tutoring a variety of students from elementary, middle, high school, and college students and he loves teaching!  His hobbies include playing basketball, table tennis, and hiking.


Favorite McGillis lunch:

Grilled cheese, pasta with meatballs, and sesame noodles.


I am learning to:

be an caring and effective educator, kehilah mentor and a mathematician


I am currently reading:

A cup of comfort for Teachers  Edited by Collen Sell


Favorite McGillis tradition:

WOW Program


Which value do you most appreciate?

Community and learning for the sake of learning. Those two values give me the meaning of life (being loved and loving others) and the satisfaction of my curiosity of knowing more about the world.


What is a powerful moment you experienced at school?

8th Grade Commencement 


The defining moment that led to your career in education:

Helping kids solving problems, building strong relationships with them and learning from them as well.