Chinese 3 & Chinese 4 Teacher
TK Chinese Teacher
1st Grade Teacher & Grades K-2 Lead
Year joined YCIS: 2021
“I am very honored to be a member of YCIS. YCIS is where you can feel that everyone truly cares for the kids to help them be the best of themselves. With the process of globalization, I also find it wise to master the two most used languages in the world – English and Chinese, which are perfectly balanced at YCIS.”
B.A. Chinese language and literature, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China; Mandarin Level Certificate (Highest level) from Shanghai Chinese Language Standardization Working Commission.
Year joined YCIS: 2019
“I love working at YCIS. YCIS parents are very involved in their children’s education. The small class sizes help me get to know everyone on campus. The staff works together well and really has the students’ best interests at heart.”
Education: B.S. Elementary Education, University of Nebraska at Omaha; M.S. Reading Specialist, Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. Certifications: Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, ESL endorsement, Digital Educator, National Board Certified Teacher in 2012.
Year Joined YCIS: 2012
“I was initially interested in YCIS due to its vision and mission. I really like the importance placed on educating the whole child through dual-language and character education. When I arrived, it was refreshing to see how involved our parents were in their children’s education. Everything here is geared towards creating a positive learning environment for the children.”
Education: B.S. English Language Arts, Western Michigan University; Teacher Preparation Program, Florida Southern College
Year joined YCIS: 2009
“YCIS’s community is unique, supportive, enriching and comforting. I appreciate YCIS’s roots in Early Childhood Education and how we span and care for children from preschool to middle school. I value our focus to develop and nurture the whole child. The small class sizes allow me to get to know each child I teach, not only in regards to academia but their personal and social-emotional lives. I feel very fortunate to be part of the YCIS family and to co-teach with the most creative, warm and loyal teachers I have come across in my years in the field. YCIS is truly a gem and feels like family to me. I owe my gratitude to the students, families, teachers and all office staff for providing such a wonderful environment!”
Education: B.S. Elementary Education, Indiana State University in Terre Haute; MSc in Child Development and Education, University of Oxford, UK. Credentials: CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
Year Joined YCIS: 2015