Assistant Head of School/ Chinese Co-Principal
Head of School / Western Co-Principal
“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.”