Office Manager & Senior Project Manager
Head of Admissions and Marketing
Assistant Head of School/ Chinese Co-Principal
Head of School / Western Co-Principal
Director of Finance and Operations
“I was raised in Los Angeles County in the San Gabriel Valley area and moved to the Bay Area in 2009. When I am not managing the YCIS office, I like to spend time with my family kayaking and traveling or reading on my own. YCIS Feels like home away from home. The sense of community I get from being here is heartwarming. I have worked at many schools and I can say with confidence that the students, teachers and parents here are phenomenal. They are extremely supportive and generous in many ways. I cannot begin to thank them enough for all they do. My favorite thing about working here is the diversity. We have many students who besides speaking Mandarin, also speak several other languages. It’s all very impressive! “
Associates Degree in Business Administration; Associates Degree in Liberal Arts in Social & Behavioral Science. Currently working on Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in Management
Year joined YCIS: 2014
“I truly embrace YCIS’s mission and vision, that is committed to aligning with Science and Technology, – Culture and Arts, – Love and Charity. YCIS Silicon Valley is a unique place to help children become bilingual and bi-cultural in English and Chinese, and equip them with the skills and courage to navigate the complexity when East Meets West. I like walking around the campus and seeing all the happy faces; it makes me feel this is not just a school, but also a big family that you can get energy from. Hobbies: Magic, The Gathering, Ultimate Frisbee, Music.”
B.A. Foreign Languages and Literature, Beijing Normal University;
Education Management Training, The University of Manchester, UK;
M.A. Education and Social Policy, New York University.
Fulbright Scholarship Grantee 2014-2016
Co-chair, Young CIE – Chinese Institute of Engineers USA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Year Joined YCIS: 2022
“I joined YCIS Silicon Valley in 2003. I like YCIS’s uniqueness of blending West and East. A culturally rich world classroom makes school learning much more meaningful and enjoyable. In my years with YCIS, I have witnessed respecting individual learners and promoting multiple-intelligence development to allow each student to develop their own individual talents. At YCIS, I have experienced how a learning community greatly benefits all its members. YCIS students, staff, even our parents and family members are greatly encouraged and supported to seek and explore knowledge, to foster individual and collaborative skills. I enjoy my everyday working, learning and growing at YCIS. We welcome you to join us. We will be very honored to assist your family and guide our young learners as they start their amazing educational journey! See you at YCIS!”
A.A. Multidiscipline concentration in Early Childhood Education, De Anza College; B.A. Child and Adolescent Development, San Jose State University; M.Ed. Educational Leadership, American College of Education. Certification: California Child Development Director Permit
Year Joined YCIS: 2003
“Born and raised in Beijing, China. I received my bachelor degree in Mathematics and became a middle school math teacher after graduation.
I joined YCISSV in 2003 and my entire professional growth has been with YCIS. I was here when the school started with less than 10 elementary students and am still here today to witness YCIS’s expansion to a full preschool and elementary school. I have had the privilege to know so many YCIS students since they were in YCIS preschool and have watched them grow up and become global citizens with exceptional bilingual language skills.
I am so proud to come along all the way with YCIS and am honored to continue to serve the school.”
“Returning to YCIS-SV after 10 years away, including 4 years in Shanghai, I am filled with excitement. With over 35 years of experience in teaching, coaching, and administration in public, private, and international schools, I am eager to engage in collaborative work with our teachers, administration, students, and parents. YCIS-SV is a unique community that blends Eastern and Western cultures to provide an exceptional English-Chinese dual language education. Drawing from my diverse experiences, I am motivated to utilize my knowledge to enhance this learning environment.
Being part of the YCYW global community of schools fills me with pride. We have embraced a co-teaching model in all of our classrooms, where English and Chinese (both language and culture) are equally spoken and respected.
I am grateful for the opportunity to return to YCIS-SV and contribute to the growth and success of our school community. Together, we can continue to create a truly exceptional educational experience for our students.”
“I was born in China and raised in Hong Kong. After completing high school, I embarked on a journey of independence to pursue higher education in the US. I’ve been residing in the Bay Area for over 20 years. Now, I’m a proud parent of three wonderful children; two have already graduated from YCIS. I am grateful for the YCIS community’s closeness and support, which has nurtured theirs and my journey. Outside of work, I love spending quality time with my family and friends, engaging in Bible study groups, and volunteering at church.”
B.S. Business Administration from San Francisco State University
Year joined YCIS: 2023
“Born and raised in Okinawa, Japan, I spent my childhood immersed in a rich cultural traditions before relocating to Minnesota during my adolescence. In 2013, my wife and I were captivated by the allure of the San Francisco Bay Area, a region that has now become my home and a constant source of inspiration. I am particularly drawn to the Bay Area’s vibrant culture, pleasant weather, and boundless energy. It offers a so many awe-inspiring landmarks and experiences, which I frequently explore with my wife and two sons.
I have found a similar sense of community and purpose at YCIS, where I am grateful to work alongside a talented team of colleagues and engaged parents. The connections and relationships we build with our students are especially rewarding to me. Their enthusiasm and creativity invigorate our academic environment and serve as daily reminders of what I enjoy about education.
My core philosophy is rooted in the importance of the relationships we build—whether amongst colleagues, students, or parents. I firmly believe that these connections are the pillars upon which we can construct a stronger, more resilient and flourishing community. It is through these bonds that we collectively enrich our lives, enhancing not only our personal growth but also contributing to the betterment of our larger community.”
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Supervision and Leadership, Purdue University.
Master’s Degree in International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management.
MBA, Indiana University.
Year joined YCIS: 2013