Jian Liu (刘健) is the Associate in Bilingual Education in the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) at the New York State Education Department (NYSED). Before that, Jian was an Assessment Manager in the Office of Assessment at NYC Department of Education. Jian is also an adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University-School of Professional Studies. At an earlier stage of his professional career, Jian was a high school bilingual math teacher in Brooklyn. Jian earned his B.A. from City College of New York (CCNY) in Pure Mathematics, an M.A. from NYU-Steinhardt as a Teacher of Mathematics 7-12, and was a Math for America 2011 Fellow. In 2015, Jian earned his M.S. Ed in Bilingual Childhood Education from City College. Most recently, Jian received his M. S. Ed in Educational Leadership and Administration at The College of Saint Rose in 2019.
Why IDBEA is important to me...
I strongly believe in the importance of the values of IDBEA and self-identified as an immigrant, English learner, first-generation college student, people of color, and from a low-income family. With multiple identities, I strive to create this environment in which each individual is empowered and encouraged to respectfully express their personal and cultural uniqueness. I am committed to pursue and to promote peace and justice among all communities by advocating and practicing the values of IDBEA.