Annie  Yang-Heim

Annie Yang-Heim

Assistant Teaching Professor of Elementary Education

Curriculum Vitae



Dr. Gui Ying Annie Yang-Heim is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Elementary Education. She attained her PhD degree in Curriculum and Professional Studies from University of South Australia, Australia. She received her Masters Degree in Education with a focus on teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Her first Bachelor Degree is from Shanghai International Studies University, specializing in English Language and Literature. She earned her second Bachelor Degree of Teaching, majoring in Elementary Education.

Dr. Yang-Heim has 10 years of experience teaching in the international settings. She taught various subjects, primarily Literacy, from Kindergarten to High School in China, Australia, and the USA. She implemented Visible Learning Programs in her classes while she taught in public schools in Australia.

She has presented research papers at international conferences including AERA and AARE and have research articles published in journals. Dr.Yang-Heim has acted as a regular proposal reviewer for journals and chaired sessions at conferences. Her research interest lies in developing Pluralistic Model, and using this model to explore the learning needs of Early Childhood/Elementary students from diverse cultural, linguistic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds in the mainstream settings; to work with pre-service and in-service teachers in identifying contextualized pedagogies to create an inclusive and equitable learning environment in which all students can succeed regardless of their backgrounds.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Teaching Professor;
  • Supervising pre-service teachers’ field experiences;
  • Mentoring in-service teachers;
  • Class teacher


  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Professional Studies
    University of South Australia
  • M.A., General  Education
    University of Tasmania 2007
  • B.A., English Language and Literature
    Shanghai International Studies University 2006
  • B.S., Elementary Education
    University of Tasmania 2009